'Mammoth' is a Sunflower variety in the Helianthus genus with a scientific name of Helianthus annuus. 'Mammoth' is considered a heirloom cultivar. Blooms appear in these approximate colours: Golden yellow and Selective yellow. The mature flowers are of a Single form. Leaves appear approximately as a Dark olive green and Dark spring green colour.
This variety attains a height of 8 to 10 feet. Is fast growing and produces a giant bloom. The seed make good bird feeding in the winter.[seed packet Bentley Seeds, Inc.]
To save seeds, cut the stem beneath flower heads when the backs of the flower heads turn yellow. Hang it in a cool and dry place and let it dry. It will take about a month for it to dry. In order to keep seeds from falling on the ground, a net should be used to cover the flower.It is an Flower and is treated mainly as a Annual, This means that it grows best over the course of a single year. Mammoth is known for its Erect habit and growing to a height of approximately 1.50 metres (4.88 feet).
Mammoth Sunflower is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!
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How to grow Sunflower 'Mammoth'
Growing Mammoth from seed
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Mammoth about 21 days before your last frost date.
Sunflower 'Mammoth' information
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The botanical epithet is from the Latin annuus meaning “annual”.1
First offered by seed companies in the 1800’s.
20 May 2013
Tutor installation as they are getting really tall! Some were starting to crack. One of them already did and now it cant hold straight by itself anymore… They were not supposed to need tutor…
20 May 2013
Tutor installation as they are getting really hish! Some were starting to crack. One of them already did and now it cant hold straight by itself anymore… They were not supposed to need tutor, but I guess that growin that big inside made them a bit soft!
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