Cream-Colored ‘Coconut Ice’ Sunflowers Are A Cool Addition To Any Garden

Flowers are a thoughtful way of congratulating someone, celebrating, and even apologizing. We enrich our gardens, balconies and homes with flowers.

Sunflowers are loved by everyone, since they remind us of warm summer days.

There is a sunflower kind, which doesn’t look like the one we know. It is the “coconut ice” sunflower, and it is a F1 hybrid. This sunflower’s petals begin as creamy vanilla and end whitish. It has a black center. It really stands majestic!

They can grow 5 feet tall, and spreads 20-24 inches. They are truly unique.

The best way to grow them is by planting the seeds precisely into the soil after a frost. The soil has to be well-drained. And it goes without saying that they need to face the sun.

After 7- 10 days, the seedlings will appear.

The weeds need to be kept under control during the growing season. They have the tendency to compete with the plants for space, water and nutrients.

You can use mulch to avoid germination of weeds. It is also good for helping plants keep moisture and regulating the soil temperature.

When the sunflower establishes, it can tolerate drought. You don’t have to fertilize these sunflowers, but watch out for pests.


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They only create one bloom, and after the bloom is spent, you can remove the plant. Also make sure to remove killed-off plants, in order to avoid disease.


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The spent flower heads contain seeds, which can feed birds.