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Giant Gray Stripe Sunflower

This is the traditional single stem giant Russian sunflower that grows to at least five feet in height, but often much higher. The blooms are typically over a foot wide and packed with seed that makes a tasty snack for birds and people. 

20 seeds

 

 

PLANTING

Helianthus annuus

Annual 

Germination:  7-14 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-75ºF.

Seed Planting Depth: Sow ½-1” deep

Starting Indoors: Start indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-75ºF soil temperature. Using peat, cow, or paper pots can help with the stress of transplanting, they grow delicate roots and successful transplanting may be challenging. Transplant after the last frost, 18-24" apart. Water seedlings regularly until established. 

Sowing Outdoors: After the last frost, when soil is over 70ºF. Sow a few seeds every- short and single stem varieties 6-12" apart, branching varieties 18-24" apart. Thin to the most robust seedling. Sow a few weeks later for continuous blooms

Growth Habit: Upright

Height and Width: 10-12' x 18-24"

Spacing: 18-24" apart

Light Needs:  Full sun

Soil Needs:  Loose, rich, well-drained

Approximate days to flower from seed: 65-75 days

Uses: Cut flowers and flower beds, short varieties-containers and planters, Attracts pollinators

Care:  Mix compost into the soil before sowing or transplanting. Adding too much nitrogen can cause plants to produce more foliage than flowers. 

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LG
10/25/2020
Linda G.
United States United States
I recommend this product

every seed I have purchased

These sunflowers were huge!! some curled a bit and I was glad because the seeds were so packed in there my chickens were not able to gobble them up in seconds, they had to work at it!!!!

LG
10/20/2020
Linda G.
United States United States

every seed I have purchased

Grew nice sunflowers all over the property and the chickens loved the seeds!!!! nice tight heads!

PD
04/19/2018
Peggy D.
United States

Planting seeds

I just planted them indoors and they are fine so far. It's too cold for outside for at least a month. ThNks

WI
01/19/2018
William I.

kudos from many neighbors! (and the deer too)

These grew tall and beautiful and in the end had lots of great eating sunflower seeds. The deer thing so too.