This giant sunflower has bright gold flowers that can grow easily to 10″ across. Produces a single flower, filled with grey and white striped edible seeds. This variety is the result of Russian breeding efforts and returned to the US in 1880 then as now under the name ‘Russian Mammoth’. Plant seed 6″ apart and 1/2″ deep after spring frost. Thin to 8″-12″ when plants reach 2″ in height. Open Pollinated. Organically Grown.
Sunflower – Russian Mammoth – Helianthus annus
Flowers: Edible seeds. Blooms late summer to fall
Attracts: Attracts bees and butterflies; leaves are favored by finches
Soil: Adaptable to various, moderately fertile soil types
Native: North America – Naturalized worldwide
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