Botanical Interests Organic Mammoth Russian Sunflower Seeds
Towering in the garden at 6'-10', these tall plants produce giant flowers reaching 1 foot across. This popular variety has been grown in gardens since the late 1800s. Love it for its magnificent beauty or grow it to eat the large sunflower seeds. Plants left standing in fall and winter provide food for birds. It is a great choice for kids to plant and watch grow, and it can be an excellent annual privacy screen or border. The young shoots are also edible as sprouts or a fresh-looking garnish, and the unopened buds may be steamed like artichokes. Easy and fast-growing, it tolerates drought and poor soil.
When to plant outside: RECOMMENDED. Sow in spring after the average last frost date. Since seedlings grow so fast, this is the recommended method.
When to start inside: Sow 4-6 weeks before average last spring frost. Start inside only if previous problems with birds eating planted seed outdoors. Plants grow more vigorously if sown directly outdoors.
Why Our Product is Different
At Botanical Interests our goal is to inspire AND educate so that you can create beautiful and successful gardens.
A large selection of Certified Organic varieties
Guaranteed - the germination rate of every variety is tested before we package it
No GMOs - recently, we enthusiastically signed the SAFE SEED PLEDGE: We do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants
About Botanical Interests
Curtis and Judy met while waiting to interview for the same horticultural job and soon found they shared a boundless enthusiasm for gardening. Botanical Interests began out of their mutual passion and personal desire for better quality seed and more informational tools to help and inpire gardeners.
"We wanted a level of purity and quality that wasn't easy to find," recalls Curtis. So they searched out the highest quality seed available and began their business in 1997, in the spare bedroom of their Colorado home. The business objectives they established then still hold strong for them now: to inspire and educate gardeners; to provide high quality seed to their customers; and to create an enjoyable work place for employees.
Over the years, Judy and Curtis' family has grown along with their line of seeds which now attracts and pleases customers nationwide.