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Sunflower, Strawberry Blonde Hybrid

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The first rose-pink sunflower!

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You've never seen a sunflower with colors like this! Our first-ever rose-pink sunflower! It is absolutely stunning in vases and the garden. Its combination of subtle lemon and rose-pink flowers surrounding a dark disc, forming 5-6" blooms, will leave you breathless. The plants are well branched for cutting and pollen free so they won't stain your furniture. Grow in average well-drained garden soil in full sun. Strawberry Blonde grows to 6 ft. tall, so make sure you select the right spot so as to not shade other sun loving plants.
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Type Some flowers and vegetables fall into subcategories that may define how they grow (such as pole or bush), what they are used for (such as slicing tomatoes or shelling peas), flower type, or other designations that will help you select the type of a class of plant that you are looking for.


Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

60-72 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

24-26 inches

Ornamental Use Ways in which the product may be used in the garden for ornamental effect.

Borders, Cut Flowers

Life Cycle This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.


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    Start Indoors Start Indoors Starting seeds indoors is called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds indoors in the spring or summer
    Transplant Transplant When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for spring
    Start Outdoors Start Outdoors Starting seeds outdoors is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the spring or summer
    Start Indoors Fall Start Indoors Fall Starting seeds indoors in the fall called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    Transplant Fall Transplant Fall Transplant Fall-When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for fall
    Start Outdoors Fall Start Outdoors Fall Starting seeds outdoors in the fall is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    S S Succession Planting This means that the plants have multiple harvests in a season
    First Date: May-09 - Last Date: Jun-23

Sunflowers are grown from seed sown directly in the garden after frost.

  • Direct sow seeds in average soil in full sun after all danger of frost.
  • When choosing a site consider that sunflowers need a well-drained soil.  They face the sun, so make sure they are in an open area of the garden. The taller varieties will cast shadows on other plants, so plant these at the north end of your garden.
  • Prepare the soil by removing weeds and working organic matter into the top 6-8 inches of soil; then level and smooth.
  • Most plants respond well to soils amended with organic matter. Compost is a wonderful form of organic matter with a good balance of nutrients and an ideal pH level, it can be added to your planting area at any time. If compost is not available, top dress the soil after planting with 1-2 inches of organic mulch, which will begin to breakdown into compost. After the growing season, a soil test will indicate what soil amendments are needed for the following season.
  • Sow seeds ½ inch deep in groups of 2 or 3 seeds. Space the groups 18-24 inches apart, depending on the variety.
  • Firm soil lightly, water and keep evenly moist.
  • Seedlings will emerge in 7-10 days.
  • Thin to one plant per group when seedlings have two sets of leaves.
  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating. 
  • Mulches also help retain soil moisture and maintain even soil temperatures. For annuals an organic mulch of shredded leaves lends a natural look to the bed and will improve the soil as it breaks down in time. Always keep mulches off a plant’s stems to prevent possible rot.
  • Keep soil evenly moist but not wet.
  • Once established sunflowers can tolerate drought.
  • No fertilizer is needed unless the soil is poor. Do not over fertilize.
  • Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.
  • Some varieties only produce one bloom so once the bloom is spent, the plant may be removed.
  • Remove plants after they are killed by frost in fall to avoid disease issues the following year.
  • Edible sunflowers will mature in about 3 months or more after sowing. To harvest the seeds, cut the heads off after the stalks are quite dry but before fall or winter rains come. Check the flower heads for maturity to see if the florets in the center of the flower disk have shriveled and the back of the flower head is turning yellow, or the head is starting to droop. Cut flower-heads with a foot of the stalk attached. Hang heads in a warm, dry, well-ventilated place so the seeds may fully ripen and dry. Cheesecloth, netting or a paper bag with holes punched in for ventilation should be placed over the head to protect the seeds and to collect those that may drop from drying.
  • Shorter varieties may be grown in containers. Be sure to use a commercial potting mix.
  • Pollenless varieties make terrific cut flowers.
Full Sun
60-72 inches
24-26 inches
Ornamental Use
Borders, Cut Flowers
Life Cycle
Growth Habit
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Bloom Duration
8 weeks
Flower color
Brown, Pink, Red, Yellow
Sunflower, Strawberry Blonde Hybrid is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No strawberry, No blonde Ive never had an issue with ANY of my Burpee SEEDS until ...this disaster. These guys were quick to grow and are amazingly healthy. Absolute perfection. Faces are STUNNING. However, they are NOT "strawberry-blondes." Not sure if i was sent a bad batch or...wrong product? I planted them the same time i planted Burpees new Fire-Catcher sunflowers (April) and the Fire-Catchers are absolute show-stoppers. These strawberry-blondes --not so much
Date published: 2018-05-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Chipmunks! Sorry to say, the chipmunks ate my sowed seeds. Maybe next year.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunnng sunflower Talk, vigorous grower. Beautiful color! Long-lasting cut flower.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from They thought they were fake! These are such vibrantly colored beautiful flowers that the cleaning crew thought they were fake! With these sunflowers, the flowers do just keep coming, like other reviewers, I have had to steak a few just to keep them upright.
Date published: 2015-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well-Branching is an understatment. These beauties were quite the treat to have growing in my yard. Everyone that saw them absolutely fell in love with them, and the flowers just wouldn't stop. In fact, I ended up having to stake a couple of them because they were so heavily-laden with flowers. I counted 15 on one stalk. The colors ranged from deep purple hues to barely-there bubble gum pink. Easy to grow, beautiful flowers, and prolific in their growth habits. Not spindly at all, even though they spread quite a bit. WILL DEFINITELY be growing these again this year. As a photographer, it would be hard to top these as subjects.
Date published: 2014-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these. Ordered these for my Mom last year and she Loved them. I thought the colors where way cooler then the plain sunflowers although sunflowers are still pretty cool. Burpees shipping is fast and easy and I'm sure I'll be ordering from them again real soon. Big Burpee fan.
Date published: 2013-08-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from They're yellow Well - I planted them in a large pot not near any other sunflowers that they could have cross pollinated with - and - they're yellow, just like regular old sunflowers. They're not even a little pink. Did anyone else have this problem?
Date published: 2013-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful color! I absolutely love this sunflower! I love sunflowers, but yellow and orange are my least favorite of flower colors. I lean towards purples and pinks. I planted these with Chianti and they looked amazing! I got several gorgeous bouquets, even though I did not bung the seeds in until early July! I am looking forward to getting these in much earlier this year. Yes, sunflowers are tasty to bugs (one reviewer's complaint) but with some organic pest conrol I had no difficulties. If you are in an area that you can (I live in town so not possible for me, rats) get some guinea fowl! They'll eat every bug out there without turning over a leaf, and will provide the hands-down best alarm system money can buy. They'll let you know when a fox or a coyote will show up. They'll also let you know if the mail truck arrives, or the neighbor, or even if your kids try to slip out the back door.....
Date published: 2011-04-02
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