Peredovik Sunflower(Helianthus annuus) This is a popular Russian heirloom variety that produces highly nutritious black oil seeds used for making sunflower oil and highly sought after by bird feeding enthusiasts. Plants typically bare one big head with a few side branches possible. When the seeds are ripe, the birds will arrive! A wide variety of pollinators are attracted to these showy flower heads. Peredovik sunflowers reach a height of 5 ft.
85 days to maturity
30 seeds per packet $3.95
Planting Instructions:Direct seed Sunflower after risk of frost has passed, and when the soil temperature is above 18 degrees Celsius. Sow in a furrow, 1 - 1.5 inches deep and 4 inches apart, thinning to 1 plant per every 8 inches.