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The state flower of Kansas, Wild Annual Sunflower, is widely distributed across North America. This sunflower is actually native to all 48 United States! The sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is a highly variable as a species, and hybridizes with several other species.This seed can be used for bee, hummingbird, and butterfly gardens as well as food plots, road embankments, fence lines and erosion areas.

Product Detail

  • Grows from 6 to 12 feet tall
  • Prefers moist clay-like soils, but is tolerant of a wide range of soils
  • Provides excellent forage for many pollinating insects
  • Tap-rooted annual
  • Flower heads are 3 to 6 inches wide

 

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The state flower of Kansas, Wild Annual Sunflower, is widely distributed across North America. This sunflower is actually native to all 48 United States! One of the tallest growing helianthus members, up to 12 ft, this annual prefers to grow in well drained, disturbed soils with full sun exposure. The bright yellow and brown flowers are in bloom from July - September, providing excellent forage for many pollinating insects. The Sunflower is an erect, coarse, tap-rooted annual with rough-hairy stems. The leaves are mostly alternate, egg-shaped to triangular, and entire or toothed. The seeds are a food staple for many wildlife species and song birds through the winter months. Historically, this plant was utilized by Native American tribes for many different medicinal purposes. This plant makes and excellent border species in butterfly gardens or any other native garden plantings.

Wild Sunflower will germinate in approximately 7-25 days and can grow from 6 to 12 feet tall. The plant will bloom yellow between July and September. The Wild Sunflower prefers moist clay-like soils, but it is tolerant of a wide range of soils including limestone-based, sandy, sandy loam, medium loam, clay loam and clay. The Sunflower is a native domesticated crop.

Sunflowers are cultivated as ornamentals or garden plants, where the blooms are cherished for their beauty, and the seeds can be eaten by both humans and wildlife. Game birds, songbirds, and rodents eat the large, nutritious seeds of Sunflowers.  Antelope, deer, elk and moose browse on the plants.

The Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is a common and widespread roadside weed. It is common in open sites in many different habitats throughout North America, southern Canada, and Mexico at elevations below 1900 m. Helianthus annuus is highly variable as a species, and hybridizes with several other species. The heads and plants are very large in cultivated forms.

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Cool Season
Transition Zone
Warm Season
Depth
1/8 - 1/4 in.
Ideal pH
5.5 - 7.8
Seeding Rate
1lbs. per 10,000 sq. feet or 5 - 8 lbs. per acre
Type
Annual
When to Plant
Spring - Summer
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Establishment:

Sunflowers need full sun. Irrigation is required until they become established.

Seed Propagation:

When the soil has warmed up to at least 55ºF in the Spring, sow hardy Sunflower seeds where they are to flower. Seeds can also be sown in pots or seed trays and either planted out in their final positions in late fall or overwintered in a cold frame to be planted out in Spring. This technique is particularly useful in gardens with clay soil that is slow to warm up in spring.

There are two main methods of sowing outdoors: broadcast and with drills. For both, prepare the seedbed first. Dig over the soil to one spade’s depth, then rake over and firm. For broadcast sowing, sprinkle seeds thinly and evenly on the surface of the prepared seedbed and rake them in lightly. Label seedbeds, then water the area gently but thoroughly with a fine spray. For sowing with drills: Using either a trowel tip or the corner of a hoe, mark out shallow drill holes 3 to 6 in. (8-15 cm) apart, depending on the ultimate size of the plant. Sow seeds thinly and evenly by sprinkling or placing them along each drill at the appropriate depth. Carefully cover with soil and firm. Label each row and water gently but thoroughly with a fine spray.

To prevent overcrowding, the seedlings usually need to be thinned. To minimize disturbance to a seedling being retained, press the soil around it after thinning the adjacent seedlings. Water the newly establishing seedlings fairly frequently until the roots have developed. Support is required for the sunflower stems. Stakes help support the stem and protect the seedlings from rodent or bird damage. Birds and small mammals love both the sunflower seeds and the tender young seedlings. A scarecrow or netting may be necessary to protect the plants from herbivores.

Wild Sunflower Seeds

Wild Sunflower Seeds
The state flower of Kansas, Wild Annual Sunflower, is widely distributed across North America. This sunflower is actually native to all 48 United States! The sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is a highly variable as a species, and hybridizes with several other species.This seed can be used for bee, hummingbird, and butterfly gardens as well as food plots, road embankments, fence lines and erosion areas.
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The state flower of Kansas, Wild Annual Sunflower, is widely distributed across North America. This sunflower is actually native to all 48 United States! The sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is a highly variable as a species, and hybridizes with several other species.This...
The state flower of Kansas, Wild Annual Sunflower, is widely distributed across North America. This sunflower is actually native to all 48 United States! The sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is a highly variable as a species, and hybridizes with several other species.This seed can be used for bee, hummingbird, and butterfly gardens as well as food plots, road embankments, fence lines and erosion areas. Product Detail Grows from 6 to 12 feet tall Prefers moist clay-like soils, but is tolerant of a wide range of soils Provides excellent forage for many pollinating insects Tap-rooted annual Flower heads are 3 to 6 inches wide   Product Information The state flower of Kansas, Wild Annual Sunflower, is widely distributed across North America. This sunflower is actually native to all 48 United States! One of the tallest growing helianthus members, up to 12 ft, this annual prefers to grow in well drained, disturbed soils with full sun exposure. The bright yellow and brown flowers are in bloom from July - September, providing excellent forage for many pollinating insects. The Sunflower is an erect, coarse, tap-rooted annual with rough-hairy stems. The leaves are mostly alternate, egg-shaped to triangular, and entire or toothed. The seeds are a food staple for many wildlife species and song birds through the winter months. Historically, this plant was utilized by Native American tribes for many different medicinal purposes. This plant makes and excellent border species in butterfly gardens or any other native garden plantings. Wild Sunflower will germinate in approximately 7-25 days and can grow from 6 to 12 feet tall. The plant will bloom yellow between July and September. The Wild Sunflower prefers moist clay-like soils, but it is tolerant of a wide range of soils including limestone-based, sandy, sandy loam, medium loam, clay loam and clay. The Sunflower is a native domesticated crop. Sunflowers are cultivated as ornamentals or garden plants, where the blooms are cherished for their beauty, and the seeds can be eaten by both humans and wildlife. Game birds, songbirds, and rodents eat the large, nutritious seeds of Sunflowers.  Antelope, deer, elk and moose browse on the plants. The Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is a common and widespread roadside weed. It is common in open sites in many different habitats throughout North America, southern Canada, and Mexico at elevations below 1900 m. Helianthus annuus is highly variable as a species, and hybridizes with several other species. The heads and plants are very large in cultivated forms.
Climate Zone(s)
Cool Season
Transition Zone
Warm Season
Depth
1/8 - 1/4 in.
Ideal pH
5.5 - 7.8
Seeding Rate
1lbs. per 10,000 sq. feet or 5 - 8 lbs. per acre
Type
Annual
When to Plant
Spring - Summer

Instructions

Establishment: Sunflowers need full sun. Irrigation is required until they become established. Seed Propagation: When the soil has warmed up to at least 55ºF in the Spring, sow hardy Sunflower seeds where they are to flower. Seeds can also be sown...
Establishment: Sunflowers need full sun. Irrigation is required until they become established. Seed Propagation: When the soil has warmed up to at least 55ºF in the Spring, sow hardy Sunflower seeds where they are to flower. Seeds can also be sown in pots or seed trays and either planted out in their final positions in late fall or overwintered in a cold frame to be planted out in Spring. This technique is particularly useful in gardens with clay soil that is slow to warm up in spring. There are two main methods of sowing outdoors: broadcast and with drills. For both, prepare the seedbed first. Dig over the soil to one spade’s depth, then rake over and firm. For broadcast sowing, sprinkle seeds thinly and evenly on the surface of the prepared seedbed and rake them in lightly. Label seedbeds, then water the area gently but thoroughly with a fine spray. For sowing with drills: Using either a trowel tip or the corner of a hoe, mark out shallow drill holes 3 to 6 in. (8-15 cm) apart, depending on the ultimate size of the plant. Sow seeds thinly and evenly by sprinkling or placing them along each drill at the appropriate depth. Carefully cover with soil and firm. Label each row and water gently but thoroughly with a fine spray. To prevent overcrowding, the seedlings usually need to be thinned. To minimize disturbance to a seedling being retained, press the soil around it after thinning the adjacent seedlings. Water the newly establishing seedlings fairly frequently until the roots have developed. Support is required for the sunflower stems. Stakes help support the stem and protect the seedlings from rodent or bird damage. Birds and small mammals love both the sunflower seeds and the tender young seedlings. A scarecrow or netting may be necessary to protect the plants from herbivores.
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Wild Sunflower Seeds

The state flower of Kansas, Wild Annual Sunflower, is widely distributed across North America. This sunflower is actually native to all 48 United States! The sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is a highly variable as a species, and hybridizes with several other species.This seed can be used for bee, hummingbird, and butterfly gardens as well as food plots, road embankments, fence lines and erosion areas.

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The state flower of Kansas, Wild Annual Sunflower, is widely distributed across North America. This sunflower is actually native to all 48 United States! The sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is a highly variable as a species, and hybridizes with several other species.This seed can be used for bee, hummingbird, and butterfly gardens as well as food plots, road embankments, fence lines and erosion areas.

Product Detail

  • Grows from 6 to 12 feet tall
  • Prefers moist clay-like soils, but is tolerant of a wide range of soils
  • Provides excellent forage for many pollinating insects
  • Tap-rooted annual
  • Flower heads are 3 to 6 inches wide

 

Product Information

The state flower of Kansas, Wild Annual Sunflower, is widely distributed across North America. This sunflower is actually native to all 48 United States! One of the tallest growing helianthus members, up to 12 ft, this annual prefers to grow in well drained, disturbed soils with full sun exposure. The bright yellow and brown flowers are in bloom from July - September, providing excellent forage for many pollinating insects. The Sunflower is an erect, coarse, tap-rooted annual with rough-hairy stems. The leaves are mostly alternate, egg-shaped to triangular, and entire or toothed. The seeds are a food staple for many wildlife species and song birds through the winter months. Historically, this plant was utilized by Native American tribes for many different medicinal purposes. This plant makes and excellent border species in butterfly gardens or any other native garden plantings.

Wild Sunflower will germinate in approximately 7-25 days and can grow from 6 to 12 feet tall. The plant will bloom yellow between July and September. The Wild Sunflower prefers moist clay-like soils, but it is tolerant of a wide range of soils including limestone-based, sandy, sandy loam, medium loam, clay loam and clay. The Sunflower is a native domesticated crop.

Sunflowers are cultivated as ornamentals or garden plants, where the blooms are cherished for their beauty, and the seeds can be eaten by both humans and wildlife. Game birds, songbirds, and rodents eat the large, nutritious seeds of Sunflowers.  Antelope, deer, elk and moose browse on the plants.

The Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is a common and widespread roadside weed. It is common in open sites in many different habitats throughout North America, southern Canada, and Mexico at elevations below 1900 m. Helianthus annuus is highly variable as a species, and hybridizes with several other species. The heads and plants are very large in cultivated forms.

Climate Zone(s)
Cool Season
Transition Zone
Warm Season
Depth
1/8 - 1/4 in.
Ideal pH
5.5 - 7.8
Seeding Rate
1lbs. per 10,000 sq. feet or 5 - 8 lbs. per acre
Type
Annual
When to Plant
Spring - Summer

Establishment:

Sunflowers need full sun. Irrigation is required until they become established.

Seed Propagation:

When the soil has warmed up to at least 55ºF in the Spring, sow hardy Sunflower seeds where they are to flower. Seeds can also be sown in pots or seed trays and either planted out in their final positions in late fall or overwintered in a cold frame to be planted out in Spring. This technique is particularly useful in gardens with clay soil that is slow to warm up in spring.

There are two main methods of sowing outdoors: broadcast and with drills. For both, prepare the seedbed first. Dig over the soil to one spade’s depth, then rake over and firm. For broadcast sowing, sprinkle seeds thinly and evenly on the surface of the prepared seedbed and rake them in lightly. Label seedbeds, then water the area gently but thoroughly with a fine spray. For sowing with drills: Using either a trowel tip or the corner of a hoe, mark out shallow drill holes 3 to 6 in. (8-15 cm) apart, depending on the ultimate size of the plant. Sow seeds thinly and evenly by sprinkling or placing them along each drill at the appropriate depth. Carefully cover with soil and firm. Label each row and water gently but thoroughly with a fine spray.

To prevent overcrowding, the seedlings usually need to be thinned. To minimize disturbance to a seedling being retained, press the soil around it after thinning the adjacent seedlings. Water the newly establishing seedlings fairly frequently until the roots have developed. Support is required for the sunflower stems. Stakes help support the stem and protect the seedlings from rodent or bird damage. Birds and small mammals love both the sunflower seeds and the tender young seedlings. A scarecrow or netting may be necessary to protect the plants from herbivores.

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