(Helianthus annuus) A well-adapted introduction, most likely of Canadian
Mennonite origin, later adopted by the Tarahumara
tribe. Solid gold flowers are 8-10" in diameter.
Primarily ivory-colored edible seeds with an
occasional striped seed. Tolerant of poor conditions.
Plants grow 6-9' tall. Annual, 80 days.
Green Thumb Tip
Sow seeds outdoors after last frost. Sunflowers
prefer full sun to light shade and well-drained rich
soil. Provide support for tall plants.