Velvet Queen Sunflower's stately chestnut-red blossoms usher in fall's regal glory. The seeds are edible and can be harvested for a tasty treat. Use the cut flowers in fall floral arrangements or leave the seed head in place as a gift to the birds. Velvet queen prefers a rich, moist, well drained soil. Do not over fertilize. A Victorian symbol of hope, these sunflowers are a reminder of early autumns' grace and beauty. Grows 5-7' tall.