Sunflowers

The Sunflower is the archetypal flower, recognized the world over. Native to the Americas, the Sunflower was traditionally, and still is a plant of great value and unparalleled beauty. The seeds of the Sunflower are quite nutritious, containing high amounts of vitamin E, magnesium & selenium. Oil pressed from Sunflower kernels is excellent for cooking. The seeds are coveted by birds, and make excellent livestock feed as well. Sunflowers are easy to grow: give them fertile soil and deep, infrequent watering to encourage strong root systems to support tall stalks. Could be an important subsistence crop... 

Lemon Queen Sunflower
Lemon Queen SunflowerPacket: ~50 seeds (2.5 grams) More info270 available
Lemon Queen sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) feature lemon pastel blossoms, a central five to six-inch central head with minimal branching that produces additional smaller flowers. Plants grow approximately four to five feet tall. Consider pairing in a garden with our Lemon Sorbet Calendula. 70-80 days. Annual. Seeds are certified organic by Oregon Tilth.
$3.75
Mano de Otoño Sunflower Mix
Mano de Otoño Sunflower MixMore info1908 available
A second generation cross of two open-pollinated sunflowers: Velvet Queen and Chocolate (Helianthus annuus) - that we are working to further develop as a red-hued cut and bunch sunflower. Shades of red, and halos of orange and gold that are reminiscent of an autumn day. This "grex" - an interbreeding population of multiple distinct varieties - will have wonderful variation and add diverse color to the garden! Plants range from five to seven feet in height. 65 days. Annual. Seeds are certified organic by Oregon Tilth.
$3.75
Russian Mammoth Sunflower
Russian Mammoth SunflowerPacket: ~25 seeds (3 grams) More info22 available
This heirloom sunflower (Helianthus annuus) was originally introduced to the states in the 1880s, and is still the most popular sunflower around. Russian Mammoth towers over the garden with thick stocks that grow up to heights of up to 12 feet, with flowering heads and yellow blossoms that can reach up to two feet in diameter and attract a great deal of attention from bees and other pollinators. As flowering heads mature they become loaded with large, delicious seeds. This crop can also be used for crop biomass generation - desiccated stalks add a great deal of carbon to any compost pile. 80 days from seed to flower. Annual. Seeds are certified organic by Oregon Tilth.
$3.75
Soraya Sunflower
Soraya SunflowerPacket: ~60 seeds (1 gram) More info83 available
This open-pollinated sunflower (Helianthus annuus) features abundant and uniform orange-yellow blooms on sturdy perfectly upright stems that make it a perfect cut flower for bouquets. Plants grow to about five to six feet tall and flowers typically measure five to six inches in diameter. Extremely productive with plenty of branching for up to 25 blooms per plant on 18-inch stems. 70-80 days. Annual. Seeds are certified organic by Oregon Tilth.
$3.75