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Quick Overview

Sunflower "Grey Stripe" is the really big one--8-12 ft. tall; blooms up to 12" across. Birds love seed. Annual.
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Details
SKU HGSG
Common Name Sunflower
Botanical Name Helianthus annuus
Plant Type/Life Cycle Annual
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Yellow
Estimated Mature Height 96-144 inches tall (8-12 feet)
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Seed
Seeds Per Pound 3,050
Days to Germination 10-20 days depending on soil and weather conditions.
Days to Bloom Blooms in 100-110 days
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Ideal Growing Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific NorthWest
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Suggested Uses Hedge / Screen, Showy Flowers, Extended Blooms, Easy to Grow
Additional Information Average flower size is 10-15" but can reach up to 24" across.
Edible? Yes
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Ships to Canada Yes
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Description
With huge flowers (often 10 or 12" inches across) these garden giants are hybrids developed for seed production (Sunflower oil, bird seed, etc.) But we've had so many requests for them, we now have them available for meadow planting. Remember, these are the ones that grow from 8 to a whopping 12 ft. tall, so unless you're planting them alone, scatter them throughout your meadow, or use them as a background screen. Kids love watching them grow so fast and so tall, and of course, they're magnets for songbirds. Enjoy!
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American MeadowsSunflower Seeds Mammoth Grey Stripe
 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long bloom time (3)
  • Low maintenance (3)

Cons

  • Susceptible to pests (3)

Best Uses

  • Border control (3)
  • Cut flowers (3)
  • Large areas (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (3), Getting started (3)

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4.0

Great for some, not for me.

By Anh

from Hampton Roads, VA

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Large Bulb Size
  • Long Bloom Time
  • Low Maintenance
  • Reliable Growth

Cons

  • Susceptible to Pests

Best Uses

    Comments about American Meadows Sunflower Seeds Mammoth Grey Stripe:

    I planted these alongside a mixture. I had so many sunflowers come up and I found myself in awe. The downside is that none of THESE popped up; at least not for me. I gave a seedling to my friend and his did so well! I'm not blaming the seed as much as I am the conditions. His garden receives south-facing sunlight all day and is backed by a brick wall. My guess is that, with the right conditions, he had much better luck with a single sprout than I did with several handfuls. I couldn't possibly give this a negative review because I've seen the final result. They are beautiful and make such a statement. Just be sure they get all the sunlights and the birds don't get to the seed before the soil does,

     
    5.0

    Mammoth Grey Stripe Sunflower Seeds

    By The Garden Kahuna

    from Orange County, CA

    About Me LEED AP, Master Gardener

    Pros

    • Very visible and tall
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Border Control
      • Cut Flowers
      • Erosion Control
      • Impressive displays
      • Large Areas

      Comments about American Meadows Sunflower Seeds Mammoth Grey Stripe:

      Very pleased to find this quality seed at such a reasonable price.

       
      5.0

      Great product for a great price!

      By Mattie's Momma

      from Maine, NY

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Price
      • Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cut Flowers
        • Wedding favors

        Comments about American Meadows Sunflower Seeds Mammoth Grey Stripe:

        I bought these to put in small bags as wedding favors, as I wanted to give away something people could use. Best price out there, and quality seeds to boot! Thank you!

         
        3.0

        A West Virginia Review

        By Huntington Fox Fire KOA

        from Milton, W.V.

        About Me Casual Hobbyist, Getting Started

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Large Bulb Size
        • Long Bloom Time
        • Low Maintenance

        Cons

        • Susceptible to Pests

        Best Uses

        • Border Control
        • Cut Flowers
        • Erosion Control
        • Large Areas

        Comments about American Meadows Sunflower Seeds Mammoth Grey Stripe:

        I bought 5 lbs. of seeds for use as decoration on the campground that my family owns and operates. I used aprox. 3 lbs. along a retaining wall for a swim lake that also borders the adjacent property. The others I used in front of a barn for decor. The results were varied to say the least. All of the seeds planted seemed to sprout with no problem at all. All were evenly spaced in rows where planted. Along the side of the barn I had excellent results with the seeds. almost every plant reached between 8-10 feet with blooms of almost a foot in width.(Until a thunderstorm destroyed them... but they looked great and I still harvested the seeds) However, the ones along the bank of the pond took twice as long to grow. Some of them never grew higher than two feet while some reached 7 feet. The blooms weren't nearly as impressive. All in all I would purchase again and most likely will for the 2011 season.

         
        5.0

        Mammoth Grey Stripe sunflower, The King

        By Lunar Planter

        from Emergration Canyon, UT

        About Me Getting Started

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attracts snogbirds
        • Edible Seeds
        • Good for privacy screens
        • Grows Fast
        • Largest Flower I Ever saw
        • Long Bloom Time
        • Low Maintenance
        • Reliable Growth
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

        • Susceptible to Pests

        Best Uses

        • Border Control
        • Large Areas
        • Seeds

        Comments about American Meadows Sunflower Seeds Mammoth Grey Stripe:

        Very easy to grow but very beautiful too! They are great for kids because of how high and big they get, but also because of how easy(kids like to watch plants grow but wont help take care of them normaly) they are to take care of! I have a big open field in my backyard that overlooks a large home that can see everything we do, so we also planted them to block the other houses view! The seeds taste great rosted with salt! They makes songbirds come in flocks:)! A big problem is that bids and pests will eat them none stop, put cheese cloth or nylon sock over the head of the plant to prevent this! If you do want to eat the seeds cut the head off(You need a tall guy to reach the head normaly, they get to 12ft. sometimes) then let them dry for a couple of days, then hit the back with a hammer or rub two heads! I would give them a 6 out of 5 just because of how they look and grow overall!

         
        5.0

        i love sunflowers, and these are great!

        By jules

        from indiana

        About Me Getting Started

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Fragrant
        • Hardy
        • Healthy
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoors

          Comments about American Meadows Sunflower Seeds Mammoth Grey Stripe:

          these are super easy to grow and they look great!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          Super Cool, Easy to Grow, Massive!!!

          By Mr. Agave

          from Port Saint Lucie, FL

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive
          • Hardy
          • Healthy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garden
            • Outdoors

            Comments about American Meadows Sunflower Seeds Mammoth Grey Stripe:

            Easy to Grow and no maintanance required. Just stick the seed in the ground and watch them grow.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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