Helianthus annuus

SUNFLOWER

$32.50 /lb

Limited Suppy

TYPE:

Annual flower

HEIGHT:

3 - 6 feet

HABITAT:

Open sites, along roadsides

WETLAND STATUS:

FACU

SEEDING RATE:

10-15 lbs per acre with approximately 240,000 seeds per lb

Provides feed and cover for doves, quail, and songbirds. Grows well on both sides of the Cascades and will reseed. Tolerates some frost and is drought resistant. Best planted in the fall for spring sprout. Fall plant for best results, although early spring planting is okay. Matures in 80 to 100 days.

Planting Instructions: Use general ground prep method (click here).

Plant in the spring when the soil has warmed up to at least 45 degrees fahrenheit. Drill 10 lbs per acre 1/2” to 1” deep or spin spread 15 lbs per acre. If spin spread, lightly harrow and either way, roll if possible. Spread 200 lbs of 16-16-16 fertilizer per acre.