It isn’t summer without the bright butter-yellow heads of Lemon Queen, massive and ebullient, swaying in the breeze mid-summer to frost. Lemon Queen has dozens of secondary blossoms on long, strong stems just waiting to fill vases. 25 seeds.

~From Fruition Seeds in Naples NY


Direct Seed (recommended): After frost, sow 2 seeds every 18-24” & thin to one. More fertility, space & sun = larger plants & flowers. Harvest blooms for continued flowering.
Transplant: Sow indoors 2 weeks before & transplant after last frost at spacing below, disturbing roots minimally. More fertility, space & sun = larger plants & more flowers.


  • Sowing Date: After frost; Late May- early June
  • Seed Depth: 1/2 inch
  • Days to Germination: 7-10 days at 70-75 F
  • Days to Maturity: 85
  • Plant spacing after thinning: 18-24 inches
  • Height: 8-10 feet


Organic Lemon Queen Sunflower Seed