Ruby Eclipse blooms in as early as 50 days from seed, well before most other sunflowers in the same height range. 6-8 in., cream-colored, pollen-free flowers have dark faces and ruby red central rings that vary in width, fading into the petal tips as flowers mature. Freely branching plants grow 4-5½ feet tall, in an attractive, fountain-like shape. A favorite in our 2019 garden trials.
Growing Ruby Eclipse Sunflower Seeds
Plant Sunflower Seeds: Direct sow into prepared seed beds after all danger of frost. Plant seeds 6 in. apart, ½ in. deep. Thin to 1-1½ ft. apart. Can start plants early indoors in 2 in. pots or cell packs. Transplant into the garden well before seedlings become root bound.
Grow Sunflowers: Sunflowers require full sun. Soil which is moist and moderately fertile will produce the best flower heads. Blooms attract bees, birds and butterflies.
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