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Sunflowers: Helianthus annuus 'Russian Mammoth'

Botanical name: Helianthus annuus 'Russian Mammoth'

Common name: sunflower

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Sunflowers: Helianthus annuus 'Russian Mammoth'
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Soil: damp, neutral, loam
Sun:
  
Zones: 3a thru 11b
Care:
easy
Lifespan:
annual
Category:   
Attributes:

bird attracting, butterfly attracting, edible

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description for "Sunflowers: Helianthus annuus 'Russian Mammoth'"

Helianthus annuus 'Russian Mammoth' is an easy to grow old favorite. 'Russian Mammoth' sunflower was first offered by seed companies in the 1880s. It is still grown for its height and large, singular head. 10-14 in. flowers that perch atop the 9-12 ft. stalks. Can even get taller in the right conditions. Edible seeds are medium-large, thin-shelled and striped. Good for eating or for the birds. Annual. (110 days) Planting depth: 1 inch. Days to germination: 6-12 days. 110 days to maturity.

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