Skyscraper Sunflower Seeds - (Helianthus annuus)

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SKU:
F1122
Seed Count:
Approx 50 seeds per pack
Type:
Annual
Days to Germination:
10-14 days @ 70-85F
Plant Spacing:
2-3'
Light Preference:
Full sun
Soil Requirements:
Well-drained soil
Status:
Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
  • Skyscraper Sunflower - (Helianthus annuus)
  • Skyscraper Sunflower - (Helianthus annuus)
$3.15

Description

Skyscraper Sunflower - The Empire State Building of the Sunflower World

This tall beauty can grow 12' in height with bright yellow blooms that are easily more then one foot across the center and as tall as a skyscraper. Plant a patch of these for a backyard forest! Great for shading or as a wind break. This large seeded variety produces well filled highly nutritious edible seeds for roasting or eating raw. Cut heads before birds get to the seeds.

History

The wild sunflower is native to North America but commercialization of the plant took place in Russia. It was only recently that the sunflower plant returned to North America to become a cultivated crop. Sunflower was a common crop among American Indian tribes throughout North America. Evidence suggests that the plant was cultivated by Indians in present-day Arizona and New Mexico about 3000 BC. Some archaeologists suggest that sunflower may have been domesticated before corn.

Growing Tip

Larger sunflowers will penetrate deep into the soil. If you use drip-irrigation in your garden, make sure to place drip-lines away from the roots, the roots can puncture it.

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