Cheery, pineapple-colored petals on enormous heads atop 5’ stems. This Russian heirloom is the best sunflower for birdseed and making sunflower oil. Attracting doves, quails, pheasants, turkeys and songbirds, our avian friends will let you know as soon as the oil-rich seeds are about ripe! Produces one main bloom with a few branches.
For tips on when to plant flower seed, check out our NW Flower Planting Calendar!
Days to Maturity: 100
Latin name: Helianthus annuus
Life cycle: Annual
Direct seed after final frost or start transplants
2-3 weeks beforehand. Seed depth: 1″.
Plant spacing: 2-3′. Keep harvesting for on-going blooms.
All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while we purchase the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!