Lake Valley Seed

Organic Sunflower Mammoth GrayStripe Heirloom

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Sunflower, Mammoth Greystripe-Organic

Item #887

Helianthus annuus. Annual.

Everyone loves this fast-growing sunflower with enormous golden-yellow blossoms and edible seeds.  Quickly grows to 8-10′ with minimal care.  Very easy to grow.  Great for a temporary hedge around the garden. Attracts pollinators.

Plant after all danger of frost in a sunny location with average soil. Keep soil evenly moist and well-weeded while plants are young.

Planting & Harvesting

Seed Depth: 1/2″ (13mm)

Spacing: 12″ (30cm)

Sprouts In: 10-14 days

Thinning: 24″ (61cm)

Sow in a location with full to part sun and average soil after last spring frost when soil has warmed. Sunflowers are quite drought tolerant, but will grow shorter in harsh conditions. May be started indoors four weeks before last frost date. Keep evenly moist and well weeded until plants are established.

Save seeds by hanging mature heads upside down in a cool, dry area for a few weeks. The seeds will brush off the flower head when completely dry.