SUNFLOWERS

(15 varieties to chose from )

 

These can be used for both garden decoration and seed.  Some are better suited for one purpose than the other.  We struggle to compete with the birds for the seeds.  Large patches tend to give us very small seed return as the birds get most of them prior to the heads being totally mature. 

 

 

SEED SUNFLOWERS

 

Unless stated otherwise packets will contain around 100 seeds.

 

Arikara- 85 days-  6 to 8 foot tall, sometimes multi headed.  Seeds seem to come in an array of colors. Some heads get quite large.   Pkt. $2.00  Certified Organic Seed

Early Russian - 80 days- Quick maturing. Shorter, faster maturing version of Grey Striped Mammoth.  Pkt. $2.50  Certified Organic Seed

Grey Striped Mammoth-  90 days- about 10 foot tall, big 12 inch heads, yellow petals, good bird feed. . Pkt. $2.00  Certified Organic Seed

Hopi Dye Sunflower-  100 days-  5-7 foot tall plants producing small seed heads which contain deep purple to blackish colored seeds.    Pkt. $2.00  Certified Organic Seed

Mongolian Giant- 105 days-  Plants get abut 8 feet tall and produce nice shaped heads some close to a foot across. The unique characteristic here is the shape and size of the seeds. The seeds are striped  and long in shape of a rather large  size.  Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed

 

Skyscraper- 95 days-  Very tall (to 12 foot), huge heads for seed production.   Pkt. $2.00  Certified Organic Seed

 

Tarahumara White- 110 days  A tall (10 foot) seed type sunflower with pale orange-yellow petals and white seeds.  (75 seeds/Pkt.) Pkt. $2.00  Certified Organic Seed

Titan - 90 days - Huge heads, strong stalks.  We only saved seeds from heads 15 inches in diameter or larger.  Pkt. $2.00  Certified Organic Seed

 

ORNAMENTAL SUNFLOWERS

 

Unless stated otherwise packets will contain around 50 seeds. Birds love these. 

Evening Sun - 85 days - Beautiful, reddish bronze colored single flowers.  Gorgeous cut flowers.  Pkt. $2.50  Certified Organic Seed

Italian White- 70 days - 6 foot plants are multi-branched.  Flowers average 4 inches across with creamy white petals.    Pkt. $3.00

Lemonhead- 100 days- I embarked on a sunflower breeding project 15 years ago and prior to our family dog’s arrival, sunflowers were always destroyed by skunks eating the grubs at their roots.  I persisted with limited return crossing some wild Polish lemon yellow sunflowers with orange ones and offer this for trial.  The flowers are a mix of single and double and are over 95% a bright lemon yellow.  Flowers range up to 8” across, plants 8 foot tall. (UNAVAILABLE FOR 2018) We keep losing it to the birds.

Multiflora Single Yellow- 90 days- 7 to 9 foot tall plants with many single yellow flower heads.    Pkt. $2.75  Certified Organic Seed

Red Sun-  a very attractive selection of Evening Sun that is mostly red shades. Birds love it and they are gorgeous ornamentals.  Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed

Sungold Sunflower- 4 to 5 foot tall plants with large double yellow flowers.     Pkt. $1.50  Certified Organic Seed

Velvet Queen- About 7 foot tall, dark, mahogany petals, good bird food.    Pkt. $2.00

 

 

 

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Sand Hill Preservation Center

Heirloom Seeds & Poultry

1878 230th Street

Calamus, IA 52729

563-246-2299

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