Southwest Living SOUTHWEST LIVING PLANTS: Flower, Sunflower Mammoth aka Russian Sunflower

Type of Plant: Flower

Common Name: Sunflower Mammoth aka Russian Sunflower

Category
Flower Bed- Annual

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Helianthus

Species: Annuus

Hardiness Zones
USDA 9A 20 TO 25 F

Spacing
1 ft. to 3 ft.

Height
12ft. to 20 ft.

Sun Requirements
Full Sun

Water Requirements
Moderate

Soil Requirements
Neutral

Bloom Color: Lemon yellow

Bloom Season: Summer

Fragrance
None

Propagation Method
Seed (sow outdoors)

Comments
After last frost, you can sow seed directly into the ground or very large pots.

When the petals are dried up, watch for the seed head to become dry and cut it off for seed harvesting.

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"After the blooms fade"
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"Birds love the leaves for their nests"
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