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.
AM013329 (1 Pound)
AM013332 (1/4 Pound)
AM018551 (5 Pounds)
AM018552 (10 Pounds)
|Seed Life Cycle|
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
1/4 lb covers 495 sq ft.
1 lb covers 1,980 sq ft.
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Dry, Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Bee Friendly, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Native, Great For Mass Plantings, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Deer Resistant
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|