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: 2.5 grams, ~50 seeds More info393 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. All of our seed varieties are certified organic by Oregon Tilth.
$3.75
Mano de Oto̱o Sunflower Mix
Mano de Oto̱o Sunflower MixMore info2121 available
This is a second generation cross of two open-pollinated sunflowers: Velvet Queen and ChocolateåÊ(Helianthus annuus)å?ÛÒ that we are working with to further develop as a red-hued cut and bunch sunflower. åÊ Shades of red, and halos of orange and gold that are reminiscent of an autumn day. This 'grex' ‰ÛÒ an interbreeding population of multiple distinct varieties ‰ÛÒ will have wonderful variation to add diverse color to the garden! Plants will vary in height from five to seven feet. Grown at Mano Farm in Ojai, California. 65 days. Annual. •ÈÀ
$3.75
Russian Mammoth Sunflower
Russian Mammoth SunflowerPacket: 3 grams, ~25 seeds More info339 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 diameters of up 2 feet 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 ‰ÛÒ desiccated stalks add a great deal of carbon to any compost pile. 80 days from seed to flower. Annual.
$3.75
Soraya Sunflower
Soraya SunflowerPacket: 1 gram, ~60 seeds More info203 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.
$3.75