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Sunflower Autumn Beauty steals the show in the late-season garden with a mixture of warm oranges, reds and yellow. An extremely popular cut flower, make sure to plant extra to enjoy their beauty indoors. This variety is easy to grow and offers blooms from the late summer all the way into fall. Sunflower Autumn Beauty is a must-have for any sunflower lover and attracts butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden. 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
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Native
Native
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Hedge / Screen
Hedge / Screen
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 40-60 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer
SKU HABG
This is a popular hybrid mix of colors created from 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 highly decorative, with small centers and petals that range from pure gold to gold with brown, deep reds, and an unlimited show of color combinations. This is to sunflowers what Gloriosa Daisy is to black-eyed susan. A very popular mix in the cut-flower trade, and a must for your cutting garden.
Associated SKUs
HABG
HABQP (1/4 Pound)
HABLB (1 Pound)
HABLB5 (5 Pounds)
HABLB10 (10 Pounds)
Common Name Sunflower
Botanical Name Helianthus annuus
Seed Life Cycle Annuals
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Red, Yellow
Mature Height 40-60 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Seed
Coverage 1/4 lb covers 226 sq ft.
1 lb covers 905 sq ft.
5 lbs covers 4,525 sq ft.
10 lbs covers 9,050 sq ft.
Seeds Per Pound 28,704
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
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, Cut Flowers, Native, Extended Blooms, Hedge / Screen
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.
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes

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4.1

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Low maintenance (9)
  • Reliable growth (9)
  • Vivid colors (7)
  • Long bloom time (5)
  • Pest resistant (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Cut flowers (7)
  • Large areas (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual hobbyist (6), Avid gardener (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Total showstoppers!

I was a little worried reading the reviews that there wouldn't be many colors. I could not have been more wrong. I planted them in several beds and they were absolutely spectacular. There...Read complete review

I was a little worried reading the reviews that there wouldn't be many colors. I could not have been more wrong. I planted them in several beds and they were absolutely spectacular. There were many with small heads, which were perfect for cut flowers and large ones you could see am miles away. It might have been the weather or something else this year, but I had much less of an issue with aphids on these. They were slow to bloom (but it rained 27 of 30 days in June, and everything was slow this year. They're about done now (9/24) and the gold finches are feasting on the seeds.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

not colors represented

grew pretty well but no to little variation in as shown on preview. Showed beautiful varied fall colors. What came up was regular yellow flowers only a couple had some more brown tones to...Read complete review

grew pretty well but no to little variation in as shown on preview. Showed beautiful varied fall colors. What came up was regular yellow flowers only a couple had some more brown tones to them

Reviewed by 16 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Autumn Beauty Sunflowers

By 

from Newport, NH

About Me Master Gardener

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about American Meadows Sunflower Seeds Autumn Beauty:

      I used them to add color, depth and height to a wild flower garden with good results.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Superb!

      By 

      from Malden, MA

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Low Maintenance
      • Reliable Growth
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cut Flowers

        Comments about American Meadows Sunflower Seeds Autumn Beauty:

        Seeds were easy to grow and the whole range of red/brown/golden colors came up. Many flowers on branched stems didn't droop like larger-headed sunflowers.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Total showstoppers!

        By 

        from Central PA

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cut Flowers
          • Large Areas

          Comments about American Meadows Sunflower Seeds Autumn Beauty:

          I was a little worried reading the reviews that there wouldn't be many colors. I could not have been more wrong. I planted them in several beds and they were absolutely spectacular. There were many with small heads, which were perfect for cut flowers and large ones you could see am miles away. It might have been the weather or something else this year, but I had much less of an issue with aphids on these. They were slow to bloom (but it rained 27 of 30 days in June, and everything was slow this year. They're about done now (9/24) and the gold finches are feasting on the seeds.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          It was a wet spring, but very few came up

          By 

          from Wabash, IN

          About Me Casual Hobbyist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Areas

              Comments about American Meadows Sunflower Seeds Autumn Beauty:

              Not sure if it had to do with my issue, but it was a very wet spring. Very few of the sunflowers came up. I will try one more year because I love the colors. Hope I have better success next year.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              slow to bloom!

              By 

              from Bend OR

              About Me Casual Hobbyist

              Pros

              • Low Maintenance
              • Reliable Growth

              Cons

              • Slow To Bloom

              Best Uses

              • Containers
              • Cut Flowers
              • Large Areas
              • Raised Beds

              Comments about American Meadows Sunflower Seeds Autumn Beauty:

              I love sunflowers. Planted them in large pots in early june and hoped to be able to use them in a wedding at end of August. NOPE! They grew tall and pretty, but their heads did not come on until the weekend of the wedding and still have not bloomed in September. Soon I think though. I will try again next summer and plant earlier. Beautiful plants!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Gorgeous Sunflowers!

              By 

              from NY

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Border Control
                • Cut Flowers

                Comments about American Meadows Sunflower Seeds Autumn Beauty:

                Bought this mix to grow our own wedding flowers, worked perfectly for us!

                 
                4.0

                Pleased with this product

                By 

                from Boonton, NJ

                About Me Small Commercial Farm

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Produced Many Plants
                • Reliable Growth
                • Vivid Colors

                Cons

                • Cut Flowers Dont Last
                • Flowers Smaller Than Norm
                • Stems Thinner Than Expect

                Best Uses

                • Cut Flowers
                • Large Areas

                Comments about American Meadows Sunflower Seeds Autumn Beauty:

                Planted as food for honey bees.
                Produced many plants.
                Low maintenance
                Weak stems but maybe be from not thinning plants early.

                 
                5.0

                Reliable as ever!

                By 

                from Cortlandt Manor, NY

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Areas

                  Comments about American Meadows Sunflower Seeds Autumn Beauty:

                  Another very reliable performer providing it is sown in full-sun and looks best if sown in clumps rather than individual specimens and I also found that groups sort of support each other during torrential rains or winds.

                   
                  3.0

                  not colors represented

                  By 

                  from central florida

                  About Me Casual Hobbyist, Getting Started

                  Pros

                  • Reliable Growth

                  Cons

                  • Colors Not As Expected

                  Best Uses

                  • Border Control
                  • Erosion Control

                  Comments about American Meadows Sunflower Seeds Autumn Beauty:

                  grew pretty well but no to little variation in as shown on preview. Showed beautiful varied fall colors. What came up was regular yellow flowers only a couple had some more brown tones to them

                   
                  4.0

                  very happy in product

                  By 

                  from Sonoma ca

                  About Me Casual Hobbyist

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Large Areas

                      Comments about American Meadows Sunflower Seeds Autumn Beauty:

                      loved them will do again

                       
                      4.0

                      Nice Display of Blooms

                      By 

                      from St. Louis, MO

                      About Me Casual Hobbyist

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Low Maintenance
                      • Pest Resistant

                      Cons

                      • Colors Not As Expected

                      Best Uses

                      • Cut Flowers

                      Comments about American Meadows Sunflower Seeds Autumn Beauty:

                      Tossed the seeds at the top of a hill and they came up nicely. Each stalk had multiple blooms. However, almost all blooms were yellow, with a few that had a deep orange ring near the center (not as wide as pictured on site). Still, they were prolific, easy to grow, and made a great display in a vase for late summer/early fall.

                       
                      3.0

                      Fun and Bright

                      By 

                      from Prior Lake, MN

                      About Me Avid Gardener

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Long Bloom Time

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about American Meadows Sunflower Seeds Autumn Beauty:

                          I planted these in an old strawberry bed to add color and interest.

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          2.0

                          Poor germination

                          By 

                          from Raleigh, NC

                          About Me Casual Hobbyist

                          Pros

                          • Low Maintenance
                          • Nice Plants

                          Cons

                          • Poor Germination

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about American Meadows Sunflower Seeds Autumn Beauty:

                            I don't know if it was the seeds or the weird weather in the Southeast this year, but the germination rate was terrible. I only got about 5 plants from this entire bag of seed.

                             
                            5.0

                            Amazingly Colorful Sunflowers

                            By 

                            from Fairbury NE

                            About Me Avid Gardener

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Cut Flowers
                              • Large Areas

                              Comments about American Meadows Sunflower Seeds Autumn Beauty:

                              I first discovered these amazingly colorful sunflowers when I planted the Midwest Wildflower Mix. I have now shifted from the Mommoth Sunflowers (whose huge heads eventually droop a lot) to this Autumn Sunflower mix. They're colorful, just the right size, don't droop and make excellent cuttings. We get plenty of low cost glass vases at the local drift store, which we fill with these and other cut flowers. They decorate our home and make excellent gifts.

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Beautiful autumn colors!

                              By 

                              from Crossville, TN

                              About Me Getting Started

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Accurate Instructions
                              • Attractive
                              • Hardy
                              • Healthy
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                              • Don't last very long

                              Best Uses

                              • Garden

                              Comments about American Meadows Sunflower Seeds Autumn Beauty:

                              I used these sunflowers along the edge of a wildlife plot next to my yard. The were easy to grow, beautiful, and attracted a lot of birds. I only wish the blooms would last longer.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Love the colors! Beautiful show!

                              By 

                              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 Sunflower Seeds Autumn Beauty:

                                Put this in the garden, and around the yard. Beautiful colors.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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