Gretchen Platt, the wife of American Meadows' co-owner Ethan Platt (and super-mom to four kids under the age of seven), first showed me around her gardens in late September. The reason for my visit was to walk Gretchen through a garden redesign, as she felt that hers was overdue for some serious edi… Read More →
Sunflowers are the staple of many summer gardens and create a gorgeous backdrop for your favorite plants. We have 17 varieties to choose from below, all perfect to attracting pollinators to your garden this season. Popular varieties include the classic Wild Sunflower, to the shorter growing Dwarf Sungold to our most popular Mammoth Grey Stripe we're sure to have a variety perfect for your garden or meadow. All the seed we handle at American Meadows is Non-GMO, Neonicotinoid-Free and Guaranteed to grow!
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. Learn More →
This unique Sunflower has an extremely soft texture and is truly a fun statement in the garden. A shorter variety, Dwarf Sungold is perfect for the border of the garden and makes fabulous cut flowers. So easy to grow, this seed is perfect for a child’s first garden! Annual. Learn More →
Mexican Sunflower brings bright, orange color to the meadow with a multitude of blooms on gorgeous green foliage. Mexican Sunflower is a beautiful cut flower and attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Annual. Learn More →
Talk about making a statement in the garden! Mammoth Grey Stripe’s huge blooms, growing to be 12” across, sit atop stems that grow to be 8-12’ tall. These garden giants were developed for seed production and attract a variety of birds to the garden. Mammoth Grey Stripe are extremely fun to watch grow and their large size make them great for scattering throughout the meadow or using as a background screen. This huge variety is also perfect for a child’s first garden. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual. Learn More →
A must-have for any sunflower lover, Red Sun’s vibrant, bronze/maroon petals are offset by dark centers, creating a unique statement in the summer garden. Blooming a little later in the summer and growing to be about 5-6’ tall, this Sunflower extends the bloom season with a splash of vibrant color. Red Sun is a fantastic cut flower, often lasting up to 10 days in a vase. Bonus: bees, butterflies and hummingbirds love this easy-to-pollinate variety! Learn More →
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. Learn More →
This yellow beauty looks similar to the true sunflower but blooms earlier and longer, making it a must-have in the summer garden or meadow. Gorgeous, tall blooms make great cut flowers! Perennial. Learn More →
A pollinator favorite, this classic, heirloom Sunflower will bring butterflies, bees and hummingbirds to and from the summer garden. With large, yellow petals and dark centers, Henry Wilde makes a stunning cut flower and looks gorgeous planted along fences or in the background of the garden. Growing to be about 5-6’ tall, make sure to give this beauty plenty of room! Learn More →
Want the cheerful, bright summer blooms of Sunflowers but don’t have the room? Yellow Pygmy is the perfect choice – classic, yellow petals are offset by dark centers, making this the perfect cut flower for bouquets. Growing to be only 18-22” tall, this variety can be planted in small space gardens, containers or even in the front of the garden. Like all Sunflowers, pollinators love this dwarf variety. Learn More →
A unique take on the classic garden favorite, Moonshine Sunflower illuminates the summer garden with large, pale yellow blooms and black centers. Growing to be about 5-6’ feet, this variety is perfect for the back of the garden or planted alongside a fence for a dramatic look. Pollinators love this Sunflower and it makes for a fantastic cut summer flower – we recommend trying a simple look by placing a single stem in a mason jar. Learn More →
Love Sunflowers but don’t have the room? This dwarf variety is the perfect choice! Growing to be about 18-25”, Dwarf Yellow Spray is great for border gardens. Before the flowers open, the green buds can be sautéed in a pan with butter and eaten – They taste like artichokes! The flowers also make for spectacular summer bouquets. Learn More →
Lemon Queen is a unique Sunflower variety that has pointed petals and chocolate-brown centers, making for fabulous summer bouquets. Try planting this easy-to-grow variety every several weeks for blooms all summer long. Growing to be about 6’ tall, this variety is great for the back border of any garden or meadow.
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