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This native sunflower is the grandfather species of them all and is a true staple of any wildflower garden. Bright, cheerful flowers are only 3-4” across and this variety grows to be 24-72” tall. Wild Sunflowers are extremely easy to grow and attracts butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden all season long. This native beauty is also the state flower of Kansas! All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual.

Zones 1 - 10
Advantages
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Native
Native
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 24-72 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer
SKU HEAG
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This is the true grandfather species of them all—the basic annual sunflower that figured so prominently in Native American ritual, fabric making, and foods. Flowers are only about 3-4 inches across, rather like a large, single black-eyed susan on rangy, 3-foot, sandpapery plants. Do not confuse this one with its hundreds of descendants including the garden giants with huge, seed filled centers—they’re all hybrids of this species. State flower of Kansas.
Associated SKUs
HEAG
HEAQP (1/4 Pound)
HEALB (1 Pound)
Common Name Sunflower
Botanical Name Helianthus annuus
Seed Life Cycle Annuals
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Yellow
Mature Height 24-72 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Seed
Coverage 1/4 lb covers 495 sq ft.
1 lb covers 1,980 sq ft.
Seeds Per Pound 60,000
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Native To North America
Native To All of the United States
Native Yes
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Advantages Easy to Grow, Native, Extended Blooms
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes

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5.0

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5.0

Perfect!

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from Manitou Springs, Colorado

About Me Avid Gardener, Wild Edible Speaker

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Pros

  • Birds Love The Seeds
  • Drought Resistant
  • Low Maintenance
  • Perfect For Our Wild Flow
  • Pest Resistant
  • Reliable Growth
  • Vivid Colors
  • We Collect The Seeds For

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Border Control
    • Containers
    • Cut Flowers
    • Erosion Control
    • Indoor Pots
    • Large Areas
    • They Grow Great Everywher

    Comments about American Meadows Wild Sunflower Seeds:

    We use them all over our land. The bees (which need all the help they can get) love them & so do the birds. We also save the seeds for sprouts

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    kansas sunflowers for low maintainence

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    from Glencoe, IL

    About Me Professional Landscaper

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Slow Growth

    Best Uses

    • Cut Flowers
    • Large Areas

    Comments about American Meadows Wild Sunflower Seeds:

    We used the Kansas sunflowers in a large meadow planting for easy and vivid color.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Mix!

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    from Buffalo, NY

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Lightweight
    • Native

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Outdoors
      • Patio
      • Pool Area
      • Road Side

      Comments about American Meadows Wild Sunflower Seeds:

      I really like this product. For the price I recieved a lot of viable seed! Its a native and thats all I garden with!

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      • Personal

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful performance

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      from Mars Hill, NC

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Lawn
        • Outdoors
        • Patio
        • Pool Area

        Comments about American Meadows Wild Sunflower Seeds:

        Added them to our garden, and yard. We enjoyed them all summer, and the birds enjoyed them in the fall and winter, especially once we started to get snow.

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        USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

        To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

        • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
        • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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