Wild Sunflower Seed For Planting Outdoors - Helianthus Annuus Flower Seeds

Sunflower Seeds - Wild

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Wild Sunflower (Helianthus Annuus) - The species is commonly seen growing along roads, fences, fields and in waste areas west of the Mississippi River and is the state flower of Kansas. The flower heads have orange-yellow petals and brown to purple center disks. Planting wild Sunflower seeds will create a lovely naturalized setting.

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Flower Specifications

SEEDS PER POUND

59,000

SEASON

Annual

USDA ZONES

3 - 10

HEIGHT

108 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Summer to fall

BLOOM COLOR

Yellow

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

SOIL TYPE

Moist, fertile, pH 5.5 - 7.5

DEER RESISTANT

No

LATIN NAME

Helianthus Annuus

Wild Sunflower (Helianthus Annuus) - Imagine a meadow filled with wild Sunflowers! These giant annuals produce numerous 3 - 6 inch flower heads on branching stems. They are native to dry plains, prairies, meadows and foothills in the western United States, Canada and northern Mexico. The plants are coarse, hairy, leafy, and fast-growing and typically grow to 36 - 108 inches tall with stiff branching, upright stalks. The species is commonly seen growing along roads, fences, fields and in waste areas west of the Mississippi River and is the state flower of Kansas. The flower heads have orange-yellow petals and brown to purple center disks. Planting wild Sunflower seeds will create a lovely naturalized setting.

Grow wild Helianthus in a sunny location in somewhat fertile well-drained soil. Keep soil weed free and moderately moist while plants are young. Once established, the plants are somewhat drought and heat tolerant. They will flower mid-summer through fall. Birds are attracted to the seeds.



36 - 108 inches tall!

Wild Sunflowers are extremely easy to grow and attracts butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden all season long. A staple in any garden or field(great for mass plantings)

tall and large sunflower plant

Sunflower seeds | wild

How to grow

Wild Sunflower seeds require a cold treatment. First, Sow seed in a moisten soil-less growing medium like peat moss, then enclose in plastic bag or small container and place in refrigerator for a 20-60 days. After danger of frost has passed and the cold treatment is over, directly sow wild Sunflower seeds into prepared seed beds that are weed free and the soil has been loosened. Broadcast the flower seeds and cover with 1/2 inch of soil. Sunflower Care: It is important not to over water the flowers. Too much water may result in soil loosening and losing stability to hold the large plants.

NOTE: Wild Sunflower seed has a higher percentage of hard seed. It is important to understand that there will be a delayed dormancy on a portion of the seed when planted.

  • Average Germ Time: 10 - 15 days on non-dormant seed
  • Moisture: Keep seed slightly moist but not wet
  • Temperature: 69 - 75F
  • Depth: 1/2 inch
  • Plant Spacing: 24 inche
sunflower plants in an open field

Flower Specifications

Rather than long, sturdy stalks with a single large flower head on top, wild sunflowers follow a branching pattern. Several flower heads branch off a stalk, and stalks branch off a center stem. Flowers are 2 to 3 inches wide, with small seeds. However, wild sunflowers commonly have a bold yellow color just like many domesticated varieties.

  • Attracts butterflies
  • Attracts hummingbirds
  • Season: Annual
  • USDA Zones: 3 - 10
  • Drought Tolerant: Yes
3 foot tall sunflower stalk with 3 inch flower

Harvesting sunflower seeds

At harvest time, grasp the stem about six to eight inches below the flower head, and cut through the stem with a sharp knife or a pair of pruners. Allow to dry 2-4 days in a location safe from birds and squirrels
 

Growing sunflowers is easy, but knowing when to harvest the seeds requires a little bit of knowledge. If you harvest too soon, you will have plenty of seeds but small kernels inside. If you wait too long, however, they may dry out or simply eaten by birds.
Seeds are ready to harvest if:

  • Seeds are hard and developed
  • Flower petals begin to dry out and fall off
  • Back of the flower head turns yellowish-brown
  • You notice birds eating off the flower

 



Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

69 - 75F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

10 - 15 days on non-dormant seed

LIGHT REQUIRED

No

DEPTH

1/2 inch

SOWING RATE

8 ounces per 1,000 square feet or 22 pounds per acre

MOISTURE

Keep seed slightly moist but not wet

PLANT SPACING

24 inches

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Flower Specifications

SEASON

Annual

USDA ZONES

3 - 9

HEIGHT

60 - 72 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Summer to fall

BLOOM COLOR

Yellow

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

SOIL TYPE

Moist, fertile, pH 5.5 - 6.2

DEER RESISTANT

No

LATIN NAME

Helianthus Annuus

Sunflower Lemon Queen (Helianthus Annuus Lemon Queen) - Lemon Queen Helianthus is excellent for attracting birds, butterflies, and lots of attention! Grown from Lemon Queen Sunflower seeds, this impressive annual produces a central stalk and blooms up to 12 inches and then produces several side shoots each with their own lemon yellow blooms. Sunflower Lemon Queen gets between 60 - 72 inches tall and will produce blooms in about 100 days after sowing the Sunflower seeds.


Grow Lemon Queen Sunflowers in a sunny location in somewhat fertile well-drained soil. Keep soil weed free and moderately moist while plants are young. Once established, Sunflower plants are somewhat drought and heat tolerant. They will flower mid-summer through fall.

After danger of frost has passed, directly sow Lemon Queen Sunflower seeds into prepared seed beds that are weed free and the soil has been loosened. Space the Sunflower seeds 6 inches apart, cover the seed 1 - 1/2 inch deep, and thin the Sunflower seedlings to 12 - 18 inches apart. Fertilizer should coincide with plants needs. If needed apply fertilizer at a rate of 2 - 2 1/2 lbs of actual nitrogen per 1,000 square feet as a side dressing before the plants reach 12 inches in height.

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

69 - 75F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

10 - 15 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

No

DEPTH

1/2 - 1 inch

SOWING RATE

29 ounces per 1,000 square feet or 30 pounds per acre

MOISTURE

Keep seed slightly moist but not wet

SPACING

12 - 18 inches

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Flower Specifications

SEASON

Annual

USDA ZONES

3 - 9

HEIGHT

60 - 72 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Summer

BLOOM COLOR

Mix

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

SOIL TYPE

Moist, fertile, pH 5.5 - 6.2

DEER RESISTANT

No

LATIN NAME

Helianthus Annuus

Sunflower Autumn Beauty (Helianthus Annuus) - Would you like to grow the most cheerful of all flowers in your summer garden? Grow Sunflower seeds and enjoy these tall stately annuals that brighten up any location. This Sunflower Autumn Beauty mix produces blooms ranging in colors: gold, yellow, rusty red, burgundy and bi-colors. The blooms range in size from 5 - 10 inches in diameter. Autumn Beauty Sunflower seeds create a stunning combination of bright warm colored flowers. Sunflower Uses: The strong stemmed blooms grow on tall branching plants producing an abundance of cut flowers for bouquets. Use as a backdrop for shorter flower varieties, as a temporary hedge, or for color in the vegetable garden.


Grow Sunflower Autumn Beauty in a sunny location and in somewhat fertile well-drained soil. Keep soil weed free and moderately moist while plants are young. Once established, Sunflower plants are somewhat drought and heat tolerant. They will flower mid-summer through fall. Birds are attracted to the seeds.

How To Grow Sunflowers From Seeds: After danger of frost has passed, directly sow Helianthus seeds into prepared seed beds that are weed free and where the soil has been loosened. Space the Sunflower seeds 6 inches apart, cover the seeds 1/2 inch deep, and thin the Sunflower seedlings to 12 - 18 inches apart.

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

69 - 75F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

10 - 15 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

No

DEPTH

1/2 inch

SOWING RATE

18 ounces per 1,000 square feet or 48 pounds per acre

MOISTURE

Keep seed slightly moist but not wet

PLANT SPACING

12 - 18 inches

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Flower Specifications

SEASON

Annual

USDA ZONES

3 - 9

HEIGHT

60 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Summer to fall

BLOOM COLOR

Yellow

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

SOIL TYPE

Moist, fertile, pH 5.5 - 6.2

DEER RESISTANT

No

LATIN NAME

Helianthus Annuus

Sunflower Giant Sungold (Helianthus Annuus) - Sunflower seeds are a favorite for children to grow. They are so tall and stately that both children and adults are impressed! Giant Sunflowers have massive 10 inch double blooms that are stuffed with tiny, densely-packed petals of richest golden-yellow, all the way to the center. What an unbelievably frilly flower on the 60 inch sturdy stems. Grow Giant Helianthus in a sunny location and in somewhat fertile well-drained soil. Keep the soil weed free and moderately moist while plants are young. Once established, Sunflower plants are somewhat drought and heat tolerant. They will flower mid-summer through fall.


Growing Giant Sunflowers From Seed: Sunflowers are the kings of the natural sunny summer garden, attracting butterflies and birds. Sunflowers are easy to grow from flower seeds. After danger of frost has passed, directly sow Giant Sunflower seeds into prepared seed beds that are weed free and the soil has been loosened. Space the Sunflower seeds 12 inches apart, cover the seeds 1/2 inch deep, and thin the Sunflower seedlings to 24 inches apart.

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

69 - 75F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

10 - 15 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

No

DEPTH

1/2 inch

SOWING RATE

2 - 3 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep seed slightly moist but not wet

PLANT SPACING

24 inches

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Flower Specifications

SEASON

Annual

USDA ZONES

3 - 9

HEIGHT

72 - 84 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Summer to fall

BLOOM COLOR

Yellow

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

SOIL TYPE

Moist, fertile, pH 5.5 - 6.2

DEER RESISTANT

No

LATIN NAME

Helianthus Annuus

Sunflower Joker (Helianthus Annuus) - There is no joking about it, these bi-color Sunflowers are absolutely gorgeous! Grown from Joker Sunflower seeds, these annuals produce blooms that measure 6 - 8 inches in diameter. The unique flower head has outer petals that are long and thin and bright yellow from the tip to close to the base, where they abruptly turn deep red. The inner layer has a crested appearance, with very short, thin, tightly-packed, tufted petals that point straight up from the plant. What a lovely star burst pattern it has! Sunflower Uses: Sunflower Joker blooms are pollen-free too which makes them even better as cut flowers. The Sunflower plants are a good size for the back of the border as well as next to outbuildings. They are well-branched and develop new blooms over a long season giving a continuous supply for fresh arrangements. Sunflowers work well as a temporary screen, too!


Growing Joker Sunflower From Seed: Sunflowers are easy to grow from flower seeds. After danger of frost has passed, directly sow Joker Sunflower seeds into prepared seed beds that are weed free and the soil has been loosened. Space the Sunflower seeds 12 inches apart, cover the seed 1/2 inch deep, and thin the Sunflower seedlings to 24 inches apart.

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

69 - 75F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

10 - 15 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

No

DEPTH

1/2 inch

SOWING RATE

2 - 3 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep seed slightly moist but not wet

PLANT SPACING

24 inches

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Flower Specifications

SEASON

Annual

USDA ZONES

3 - 9

HEIGHT

24 - 36 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Summer

BLOOM COLOR

Yellow

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

SOIL TYPE

Moist, fertile, pH 5.5 - 6.2

DEER RESISTANT

No

LATIN NAME

Helianthus Annuus

Sunflower Sunspot Dwarf (Helianthus Annuus) - One of the easiest flower seeds to grow, Sunflower seeds, makes a huge statement in the summer landscape. Dwarf Helianthus are great for containers and flower beds, and they only reach 24 - 36 inches tall with an average sized single 10 inch head. What a cheerful plant for any sunny location and so easy to establish from dwarf Sunflower seeds! Upland game birds and pheasants like Sunflower Sunspot for food and cover.



Grow Sunflower Sunspot plants in a sunny location in somewhat fertile well-drained soil. Keep soil weed free and moderately moist while plants are young. Once established, Sunflower plants are somewhat drought and heat tolerant. They will flower mid-summer through fall. Birds are attracted to the seeds.

After danger of frost has passed, directly sow Sunspot Sunflower seeds into prepared seed beds that are weed free and the soil has been loosened. Space the flower seeds 3 inches apart, cover the seed 1/2 inch deep, and thin the Sunflower seedlings to 6 - 9 inches apart.

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

69 - 75F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

10 - 15 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

No

DEPTH

1/2 inch

SOWING RATE

21 ounces per 1,000 square feet or 58 pounds per acre

MOISTURE

Keep seed slightly moist but not wet

PLANT SPACING

6 - 9 inches

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Flower Specifications

SEASON

Annual

USDA ZONES

3 - 9

HEIGHT

18 - 24 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Summer to fall

BLOOM COLOR

Yellow

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

SOIL TYPE

Moist, fertile soil, pH 5.5 - 6.2

DEER RESISTANT

No

LATIN NAME

Helianthus Annuus

Sunflower Dwarf Sungold (Helianthus Annuus) - Easy-to-grow from Sunflower seeds, this dwarf variety is a favorite of home gardeners everywhere who want the delight of Sunflowers without the massive plants. This Dwarf Sungold has massive flower heads, but only grows to a maximum of 24 inches tall. Sungold  has massive 10 inch double blooms that are stuffed with tiny, densely-packed petals of richest golden-yellow, all the way to the center! What an unbelievably frilly flower on the 18 - 24 inch sturdy stems. Sunflower Care: It is important not to over water Sunflowers. Too much water may result in soil loosening and losing stability to hold the plant. Sungold dwarf Sunflower plants are somewhat drought and heat tolerant. They will flower mid-summer through fall and need little care or pruning.



Sunflowers are the kings of the natural sunny summer garden, attracting butterflies and birds. They are easy to grow from flower seed. After danger of frost has passed, directly sow Sunflower seeds into prepared seed beds that are weed free and the soil has been loosened. Space the Sun Gold dwarf seeds 12 inches apart, cover the seed 1/2 inch deep, and thin the seedlings to 24 inches apart.

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

69 - 75F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

10 - 15 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

No

DEPTH

1/2 inch

SOWING RATE

2 - 3 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep seed slightly moist, but not wet

PLANT SPACING

24 inches

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PLANTING DIRECTIONS
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Flower Specifications

SEASON

Annual

USDA ZONES

3 - 9

HEIGHT

72 - 108 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Mid summer to early fall

BLOOM COLOR

MIx

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

SOIL TYPE

Well drained, fertile, pH 5.5 - 6.2

DEER RESISTANT

No

LATIN NAME

Helianthus Annuus

Sunflower Earthwalker (Helianthus Annuus) - So easy to grow from flower seeds, the Earthwalker mix provides wonderfully warm tones for the summer garden - reds, oranges, and mahogany and all with a rich brown center. These flowers have a long bloom season, going non-stop from early July through first frost. The tall Sunflowers make a good background in the flower garden or border along the vegetable garden. They are certain to attract many beneficial insects, and you'll have lots of busy buzzing coming from this mix. Start the Sunflower seeds directly outdoors once frost danger has passed. Once the flower seeds are planted, you can expect blooms in 10 to 12 weeks.


Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

68 - 86F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

21 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

Yes

DEPTH

1/2 inch

SOWING RATE

1 - 2 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep seeds moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

12 inches

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