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Organic Russian Mammoth A beautiful giant, growing as tall as 14 ft with colossal flowers over a foot across. Annual
 

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Details
SKU HRMG
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 144-180 inches tall (12-15 feet)
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Seed
Seeds Per Pound 3,050
Days to Germination 10-14 days depending on soil and weather conditions.
Days to Bloom Blooms in 80 days.
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Is It Organic? Yes
Ideal Growing Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific NorthWest
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Suggested Uses Showy Flowers, Extended Blooms, Easy to Grow
Additional Information Blooms can reach up to 14" in diameter.
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
Organic Certification "Russian Mammoth" is one of the true garden giants, growing up to 14 ft. But the flowers, which range from 12 to 14" across are still lovely, with lush golden petals and centers that are not so filled with seeds that they topple over. This one is a giant beauty, and makes a spectacular, fast-growing screen or background for your garden.
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American MeadowsOrganic Sunflower Seeds Russian Mammoth
 
4.2

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (2)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Low maintenance (11)
  • Reliable growth (8)
  • Vivid colors (8)
  • Pest resistant (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large areas (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid gardener (7), Casual hobbyist (6), Master gardener (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Tremendous

    we grew these along two sunny outer walls of our house. They sprouted within 3 days and were off to the races to a final 12'-15' height. The giant heads were kept...Read complete review

    we grew these along two sunny outer walls of our house. They sprouted within 3 days and were off to the races to a final 12'-15' height. The giant heads were kept for this year's planting.

    A late summer wind storm toppled the entire garden. It's something to try to address ahead of time.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Be patient

    Finally starting to pop up on 4th of July. Not responding in every planting context-only small percentage seems to be emerging(planted a full pound plus another type of sunflower)),but am anxious...Read complete review

    Finally starting to pop up on 4th of July. Not responding in every planting context-only small percentage seems to be emerging(planted a full pound plus another type of sunflower)),but am anxious to see how they look in August.

    Reviewed by 15 customers

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    5.0

    Largest healthiest sunflowers Ive grown!

    By skababy22

    from Ocean Grove, NJ

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Giant Size
    • Low Maintenance
    • Pest Resistant
    • Reliable Growth
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows Organic Sunflower Seeds Russian Mammoth:

        These sunflowers grew to a trememdous height! I can see why this type is known for winning county fairs! Grew strong and healthy, and would definitely use these same type next season.

         
        5.0

        WOW-10 FOOTERS.

        By WALLY

        from INDIANA

        About Me Casual Hobbyist

        Pros

        • Large Bulb Size
        • Low Maintenance
        • Reliable Growth

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about American Meadows Organic Sunflower Seeds Russian Mammoth:

            GREAT PRODUCT.

             
            5.0

            Beautiful Large Sunflowers

            By For the love of flowers

            from Brea, CA

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Grew To About 13 Feet
            • Huge Leaves
            • Huge Stalks
            • Low Maintenance
            • Vivid Colors

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Beauty In My Yard

              Comments about American Meadows Organic Sunflower Seeds Russian Mammoth:

              I use the product for a beautiful addition to the summertime. I get so excited to see this HUGE plant grow taller and taller!!! It is such a HAPPY plant. It even draws the golden finch here in California. The love to eat the leaves but they tend to start with the lower ones and work up as the plant grows.

               
              5.0

              WOW!

              By WALLY

              from WABASH, IN.

              About Me Avid Gardener, Casual Hobbyist

              Pros

              • Low Maintenance
              • Reliable Growth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about American Meadows Organic Sunflower Seeds Russian Mammoth:

                  GREAT SEEDS. I HAVE BEEN PLANTING SUNFLOWERS FOR 15 YEARS. THIS IS THE BEST SEED PERFORMANCE YET!

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Critters love them

                  By Family Guy

                  from Suburban DC

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Comments about American Meadows Organic Sunflower Seeds Russian Mammoth:

                  We tried planting these but the birds and squirrels consumed them in a matter of hours. So we planted them indoors and transferred them to the garden when the seed where gone. The ground hog got them this time. I therefore cannot rate them.

                   
                  1.0

                  Russian Sunflower Seeds

                  By Larry

                  from Gretna NE

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about American Meadows Organic Sunflower Seeds Russian Mammoth:

                        I bought what I thought where the Giant Russian Sunflower Seeds, but I guess they mixed them up. Here its August and my tallest plant is just over 4' high and the largest flower head is just under 4'' wide. When the plant develops its head, the head dies with in a couple of days. I do have a lot of buds but who knows how they will turn out. All of the plants are very inconsistent in size, 2 plants may be the same height but one will have a 1'' thick stalk and the other about 1/4 of an inch stalk, it doesnt make any sense. Some plants are almost 4' and others are a few inches and look like weeds.
                        I live in the country and water them at least 1" of water a week. Down the street in the ditch are hundreds of tall blooming sunflowers. This is what I will harvest and plant for next year and save my money and forget about so called Giant Russians.

                         
                        5.0

                        Great sunflower seeds!

                        By The Gardening Kahuna

                        from Orange County, CA

                        About Me Master Gardener

                        Pros

                        • Low Maintenance
                        • Stunning size
                        • Vivid Colors

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Border Control
                          • Cut Flowers
                          • Impressive displays

                          Comments about American Meadows Organic Sunflower Seeds Russian Mammoth:

                          It's tough to get organic seeds, so I was pleased to be able to find these!

                           
                          5.0

                          Even grows in Arizona Clay!

                          By The Farm Girl

                          from Safford, AZ

                          About Me Avid Gardener

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Low Maintenance
                          • Reliable Growth

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Border Control
                            • Large Areas

                            Comments about American Meadows Organic Sunflower Seeds Russian Mammoth:

                            We live out in the middle of cotton fields, and have no fence. We also have hard clay soil. I threw these seeds out along the border of our property, and they are coming up beautifully! I am very impressed that they managed to sprout in the clay soil! I can't wait to watch them bloom.

                             
                            5.0

                            Awesome!

                            By VeganLove

                            from Edinboro, PA

                            About Me Casual Hobbyist, Getting Started

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Low Maintenance
                            • Reliable Growth
                            • Vivid Colors

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about American Meadows Organic Sunflower Seeds Russian Mammoth:

                                Huge blooms! Everything I expected! The only thing I didn't expect was the drooping heads. They apparently got so big, they bend over and face the ground so you really cant enjoy looking at them. This is probably true of large sunflowers, I've just never seen it before.

                                 
                                5.0

                                Incredible!

                                By Paula L.

                                from Republic, PA

                                About Me Casual Hobbyist

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Low Maintenance
                                • Pest Resistant
                                • Reliable Growth
                                • Vivid Colors

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about American Meadows Organic Sunflower Seeds Russian Mammoth:

                                    These sunflowers are incredible to look at and the birds love the seeds!

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Tremendous

                                    By Silverback

                                    from Mid CT

                                    About Me Casual Hobbyist

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Low Maintenance
                                    • Pest Resistant
                                    • Reliable Growth
                                    • Vivid Colors

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about American Meadows Organic Sunflower Seeds Russian Mammoth:

                                        we grew these along two sunny outer walls of our house. They sprouted within 3 days and were off to the races to a final 12'-15' height. The giant heads were kept for this year's planting.

                                        A late summer wind storm toppled the entire garden. It's something to try to address ahead of time.

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        beautiful giant flowers!

                                        By figfarmer

                                        from ellisville,ms

                                        About Me Avid Gardener, Master Gardener

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                        • Long Bloom Time
                                        • Low Maintenance
                                        • Reliable Growth
                                        • Vivid Colors

                                        Cons

                                        • Susceptible to Pests

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Cut Flowers
                                        • Large Areas

                                        Comments about American Meadows Organic Sunflower Seeds Russian Mammoth:

                                        used my sunflowers for bouquets at home, as gifts,and even in my church. everyone commented about how beautiful the sunflowers were. the bright green centers were such a suprise i sometimes just cut one flower and it was a beautiful arrangement by itself. The birds were so cute hanging upside down on the large dried seedheads eating the seed. will definitely order again.

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Only one came up

                                        By Beachwalker

                                        from Cape May New Jersey

                                        About Me Casual Hobbyist

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                        • Large Bulb Size
                                        • Long Bloom Time
                                        • Low Maintenance
                                        • Vivid Colors

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about American Meadows Organic Sunflower Seeds Russian Mammoth:

                                            We were unhappy that we only had one which was beautiful. We have many other varieties that are all blooming , so we don't understand why this one did not produce.

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            You're the Guy with All the Flowers

                                            By Dr Jim

                                            from West Milford, NJ

                                            About Me Avid Gardener

                                            Verified Reviewer

                                            Pros

                                            • Dramatic and Enormous

                                            Cons

                                            • Requires Patience

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Large Areas

                                            Comments about American Meadows Organic Sunflower Seeds Russian Mammoth:

                                            I was initially disppointed-then "boom"- three days of rain and some hot weather and I was surrounded by flowers on my four acres-especially the gigantic sunflowers. Dozens of people I've never met are saying "You're the Guy with All the Flowers"

                                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            3.0

                                            Be patient

                                            By Dr Jim

                                            from West Milford,NJ

                                            About Me Master Gardener

                                            Verified Reviewer

                                            Pros

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about American Meadows Organic Sunflower Seeds Russian Mammoth:

                                                  Finally starting to pop up on 4th of July. Not responding in every planting context-only small percentage seems to be emerging(planted a full pound plus another type of sunflower)),but am anxious to see how they look in August.

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