Mammoth Russian Sunflower is known for its impressive height, reaching up to 10 to 12 feet (3 to 3.7 meters) in optimal growing conditions. The large, vibrant yellow flower heads can span up to 12 inches (30 cm) in diameter, creating a stunning visual display that attracts bees, butterflies, and other pollinators to your garden.
Not only does Mammoth Russian Sunflower offer aesthetic appeal, but it also provides an abundant harvest of nutritious sunflower seeds. These large, plump seeds are a favorite snack among both humans and wildlife. Harvest the mature flower heads when the backside turns brown and the seeds are fully developed. Roast the seeds for a delicious and nutritious treat, or save them to grow a new generation of sunflowers next season.
Growing Mammoth Russian Sunflower is a rewarding experience, as it is relatively easy to cultivate. Plant the seeds directly in well-drained soil after the last frost, providing them with full sun and enough space to grow. With regular watering and proper care, you can witness the rapid growth and impressive stature of these sunflowers as they tower over your garden.
Beyond its beauty and edible seeds, Mammoth Russian Sunflower also offers environmental benefits. The tall stems provide shade and shelter for smaller plants and can even act as a natural windbreak. Additionally, the large flower heads produce abundant pollen and nectar, attracting pollinators and supporting a healthy ecosystem in your garden.