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This page gives instructions on native sunflower seeds from David's Garden Seeds. We have US natives and Texas natives.
Sunflower Native American Swamp 100 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds
Swamp Sunflower or Narrow leaf Sunflower, Helianthus angustifolius, can be found growing in moist, sunny areas from southern New York to Florida and west to the Ohio River valley and south to southern Texas. It can grow in the boggy piney woods of East Texas and in the roadside ditches all the way to the harsh salt environment of the Coastal Salt marshes on the Texas Coast. If planted this spring it will bloom Sept. - Nov. about the same time that the perennial Maximilian Sunflower is blooming. It is easy to tell the two apart. Swamp Sunflower has a dark purplish center and reddish purple stems and skinny willowy leaves while Maximilian Sunflower will have yellow centered flowers and larger leaves. The flowers of Swamp Sunflower are 2 to 3 inches across and are smaller than the other species in the sunflower family.
Sunflower Native Texas Common 100 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds
The Common Sunflower is one of those natives that we all take for granted. We see them here, there and everywhere, but almost always at a distance. We have forgotten how attractive those big yellow blooms are, when seen up close. Sunflowers are a "nostalgic" flower that make us think of farms and country gardens of the past. They turn up on everything from clothing to pot holders in the kitchen. It is the most abundant wildflower in Texas probably because they thrive in full sun and require very little water. The bloom of this species faces east as the morning sun rises and follows the sun through the sky until sunset with its face turned towards the west.
Sunflower Native Texas Maximilian 100 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds
Helianthus maximiliani (Asteraceae) A stout, upright perennial native to Texas extending north throughout the central plains states. Numerous bright yellow 3 inch flowers are found on the upper half of unbranched stems. The leaves are 4 to 8 inches in length, tapering at both ends. Soil fertility and the amount of moisture will determine the height of the plant. Does not seem to be temperamental about soil conditions but requires full sun. Provides excellent forage for upland game birds and other wildlife. A true perennial requiring two years to become established. Suggested Use: Wildlife food plots, disturbed areas, along fences. Miscellaneous: Maximilian Sunflowers are readily grazed by cattle and deer. Produces an abundant supply of seeds which many species of birds find hard to resist. Blooms in about 70 days.
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maturity, color and size are based on data from tests done at specific
locations. Many factors, including geographic location, daytime and
nighttime temperatures, the availability of plant nutrients, many unknown climate factors and insects/pest interact to determine a variety's
performance. For information on which varieties will perform best in
your area, we recommend that you contact your local county extension agent or a Master Gardener.
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