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Helianthus annuus. Originally a North American native, it is said that the Mormons strew Sunflower seeds along their journey to Utah so that others could follow their sunny path months later. Easy to grow in bright sunlight, our varieties have smaller centers and unusual color combinations. Direct-sow in well-draining soil with good sunlight every three weeks after the last spring frost date for continual blooms throughout the summer. Bee friendly. Deer resistant. Annual.

Average seed life: 5 years.

American Giant Sunflower

American Giant Sunflower American Giant Sunflower
Have you ever driven past a field of monster Sunflowers and been astonished by their massive presence? Well, these are them. Not only are these the tallest Sunflowers we've ever grown but they have the strongest stalks—almost worthy of young sapling status. They'll stay standing tall all summer long and into late fall, when you might just have to saw them down! These competition-winning American Giants are single-stemmed with ginormous, 10" wide, brilliant yellow-petaled, russet-brown-centered flowers reaching toward the sun! In the summer, they make amazing border hedges. In the fall, they are gigantic feeders as the birds feast on their huge seeds. Be sure to save some of the heads for yourself, too--the seeds are great for snacking. Height: Up to 16'!

One packet of about 50 seeds
Catalog #8650
  • Buy 10 for $3.85 each and save 10%
  • Buy 50 for $3.20 each and save 25%

Availability: Out of stock


Gardening Tips

Sunflowers Sowing Instructions
Planting Depth
Seed Spacing:4”-5”
Plant Spacing:12”-24”
Days to Germination: 7-14 days
Germination Temperature:65°-85°F

Helianthus annuus. Easy to grow in full sunlight, they should be sown in well-draining, loamy soil after the danger of frost has passed. Plant the seeds 1⁄2" deep and keep the seedbed uniformly moist until the seedlings emerge, about 10 days after sowing. Weed carefully and keep well-watered until established. You may also start Sunflowers indoors 3 weeks before the last frost date. Plant seeds 1⁄2" deep in pots of good seed-starting mix at 65° to 85°F. Provide even moisture, strong light and good ventilation. When the seedlings are large enough to handle, thin or transplant them 12" to 24" apart in the garden. A good cut flower, this cheerful garden favorite may be planted successively every 3 weeks in the spring and early summer for more continuous blooms.

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