Arikara Sunflower, 1930 Heirloom, Organic $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - (Helianthus annuus) Collected by Melvin Gilmore from the Arikara tribe at the Fort Berthold Reservation. First offered by Oscar H. Will in 1930. Sturdy plants grow up to 12' tall, flowers are single to multi-headed. Some single heads grow 12-16" across. Traditionally grown for its masses of edible seeds. Annual, 70 days. Characteristics:  Organic Annual flowers with edible seeds Plants grow to 12 feet tall Flower heads grow to 12-16 inches across 70 days 100 seeds per packet  Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after last frost. Sunflowers prefer full sun to light shade and well-drained rich soil. Provide support for tall plants. Sow 1/2" Deep Plant 6" Apart Germination 10-14 days Plant 24-36" apart Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
Autumn Beauty Sunflower, Organic $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - (H. annuus) Multi-headed flowers range from bright yellow to gold to dark burgundy, with some bicolors. Under ideal conditions, one plant can have up to two dozen flowers blooming at the same time. Very nice for cutting. Plants grow 5-8' tall. Annual, 60 days. Characteristics:  Organic Annual flowers Plants grow to 5-8 feet tall Flowers range in color from yellow to dark burgundy with some bi-colors 60 days 100 seeds per packet  Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after the last frost. Sunflowers prefer full sun to light shade and well-drained rich soil. Provide support for tall plants. Sow 1/2" Deep Plant 6" Apart Germination 10-14 days Plant 24-36" apart Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Evening Colors Sunflower, Organic $3.25 $3.55
Each plant carries an amazing variety of gold and pale yellow flowers with dusty rose to pink rings. High Mowing Organic Seeds - An unusual genetic mix with few solid colors and chocolatey brown centers. Well-branched; stems average 18" long with single heads. Great for bouquets and provides a long season of color Organic & Open-Pollinated Great cut flower Attracts bees and butterflies 8' tall Annual Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after last frost. Sunflowers prefer full sun to light shade and well-drained rich soil. Provide support for tall plants. Sow 1/2" =1" Deep Plant and Thin to 12" Apart Germination 10-14 days Plant 24-36" apart Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
Giant Primrose Sunflower $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Multiple blossoms high on sturdy, top-branching, 8-12' tall plants. Flowers have soft, creamy, pale-yellow petals with a dark chocolate center. Great when used as a living screen or windbreak. Annual, 65 days. Characteristics:  Annual flowers Multiple flower heads per plant Flowers are pale yellow with a dark brown center Plants grow to 8-12 feet tall 25 seeds per packet  Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after the last frost. Sunflowers prefer full sun to light shade and well-drained rich soil. Provide support for tall plants. Sow 1/2" Deep Plant 6" Apart Germination 10-14 days Plant 24-36" apart Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Goldy Double Sunflower, Organic $3.25 $3.25
Large, fully double, and fuzzy blooms soft enough to cuddle with. High Mowing Organic Seeds - Multi-branching plants have numerous bright yellow, eye-catching pompom-like flowers adored by children and just about everyone else. Will bloom longer than any other type; highly vigorous and productive. Approx. 550 seeds/oz. Organic, non-GMO, and open-pollinated  Great cut flower Attracts bees 5-6' tall Annual 75 days  1/16 oz  Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after the last frost. Sunflowers prefer full sun to light shade and well-drained rich soil. Provide support for tall plants. Sow 1/2" =1" Deep Plant and Thin to 12" Apart Germination 10-14 days Plant 24-36" apart Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Hopi Black Dye Sunflower, Heirloom, Organic $3.25 $3.25
A Hopi heirloom prized for its purple-black seeds, used especially for coloring baskets. High Mowing Organic Seeds - High Mowing sold this variety in our very first catalog, and we're bringing it back in part to complete the circle of our journey, and in part, because it's a great variety. Like us, it's scrappy and resilient and does a lot with a little, where the seeds are good for dye but also for food or feed, and are the best for de-hulling. The massive tall flowers are classically sunflower beautiful, with yellow rays around purple-black centers. Grown for countless generations, this variety will almost certainly still be used to make dye a hundred years from now. Approx. 500 seeds/oz. Characteristics:  Organic, non-GMO, and open-pollinated Heirloom  Natural dye source  7-11 feet tall  95 days  1/16 oz approx.  Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after the last frost. Sunflowers prefer full sun to light shade and well-drained rich soil. Provide support for tall plants. Sow 1/2" - 1" Deep Plant and Thin to 12" Apart Germination 10-14 days Plant 24-36" apart Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Irish Eyes Sunflower $3.25 $3.75
Low inventory of these left.  We are not sure if we will get this one back in for the 2022 season. The Seed Savers Exchange - A favorite Heritage Farm sunflower. Dwarf plants loaded with multiple blooms that have pointed golden petals and green centers. One of the best for container gardening and cutting. Plants grow 24-30" tall. Annual, 60 days. Characteristics:  Annual flowers with multiple flower heads per plant Flowers have pointed petals and green centers Plants grow 24-30 inches tall Good for container gardening and cutting 60 days 25 seeds per packet  Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after the last frost. Sunflowers prefer full sun to light shade and well-drained rich soil. Provide support for tall plants. Sow 1/2" Deep Plant 6" Apart Germination 10-14 days Plant 24-36" apart Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
Lemon Queen Sunflower, Organic $3.45 $3.75
High Mowing Organic - Buttery pale yellow petals contrast nicely with a wide brown center. This well-known variety has one large main flower followed by smaller, branching secondary flowers of excellent quality. Each flower has a long stem and holds well in bouquets. Plants bloom for a long period of time.  Characteristics:  Organic Excellent cut flower Attracts bees 5-7' tall Annual Open-Pollinated ~45 Seeds, 1/16 Ounce 70 Seeds Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after the last frost. Sunflowers prefer full sun to light shade and well-drained rich soil. Provide support for tall plants. Sow 1/2" Deep Plant 6" Apart Germination 10-14 days Plant 24-36" apart Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Mammoth Russian Sunflower $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - One of the oldest and most popular sunflower varieties available. Towering 12' plants with huge heads supported by massive trunks. Use to attract pollinators, turn heads in the neighborhood, roast for eating, or feed wildlife throughout winter. Grey striped seed. Annual, 90 days.  Characteristics:  Huge heads supported by massive trunks  Attract pollinators Plants grow 12 feet tall  Good for a roast for eating or wildlife  90 days 100 seeds per packet  Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after the last frost. Sunflowers prefer full sun to light shade and well-drained rich soil. Provide support for tall plants. Sow 1/2" Deep Plant 6" Apart Germination 10-14 days Plant 24-36" apart Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Mammoth Sunflower, Organic $3.25 $3.25
The giant of all sunflowers with tall, thick stalks supporting huge heads that tower over the garden. High Mowing Organic Seeds - This single-stemmed variety is a very fast and vigorous grower, perfect for creating living walls or fences, sunflower houses, kids' gardens and more. Also a great variety for edible seeds or feeding the birds. Towering plants are beloved by children, birds and bees. Organic & Open-Pollinated Food for birds and bees Fun for kids 12' tall Annual Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after last frost. Sunflowers prefer full sun to light shade and well-drained rich soil. Provide support for tall plants. Sow 1/2" - 1" Deep Plant and Thin to 12" Apart Germination 10-14 days Plant 24-36" apart Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
Medium Red Sunflower, Organic $3.45 $3.75
Beautiful blend of well-branched, red sunflowers ideal for cut flowers and gardens alike. This lovely mix of red sunflowers offers some unique flair as the genetic mix presents a deep and romantic coloration that is hard to resist. Striking in the field or garden, the strong stalks make these colorful blooms an excellent choice for cut flower production. From our partners at DeBolster Seeds. Characteristics:  Great cut flower Gorgeous blend of red sunflowers 5-6' tall Annual Open-Pollinated 90 Days to Bloom Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after the last frost. Sunflowers prefer full sun to light shade and well-drained rich soil. Provide support for tall plants. Sow 1/2" Deep Plant 6" Apart Germination 10-14 days Plant 24-36" apart Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Music Box Knee-High Sunflowers $2.95 $3.29
Renee's Garden - These award-winning short sunflowers are real powerhouses with an abundance of perky 4 to 5-inch flower faces to fill your beds and borders. The bushy plants bloom freely in lively sunny shades from rich clear yellow to deep gold and cream with pretty bicolors of bronze over gold, all with crisp petals and chocolate center disks. Music Box will delight you with long-blooming exuberant flowers in the garden or to use in bouquets.   Characteristics:  Butterfly & Hummingbird favorites  Pollinators & Beneficials  Great in containers  Annual  Summer/fall bloom  Frost tender    Instructions - To plant outdoors, plant in full sun in good garden soil when the weather is warm and settled both day and night and all danger of frost is past. Poke seeds into well-worked soil 1/2 inch deep and 4 to 5 inches apart. Press soil firmly over seeds and keep moist until germination in 8 to 10 days.  To start early indoors, several weeks before the last frost date, sow seeds 1/2 inch deep in individual pots of well-drained seed starting mix. Keep moist and provide a strong light source until ready to plant outside only when night temperatures have reached 50-55°F (10-13°C). Transplant carefully into the garden in full sun, disturbing the roots as little as possible. Space seedlings 12 inches apart so plants have ample room to grow. With its short 2 1/2 foot stature and abundant lively flowers, the multi-branching Music Box is an easy and reliable flower for cheerful summer color. Make several sowings 3 weeks apart to have a succession of flowers. Keep soil moist and well-weeded and protect seedlings from birds with netting or plastic berry baskets, removing when crowded. Plant in: May-June for cold winters; April-July for mild winters  Full sun  Sow seeds 4-5" apart; 1/2" deep Days to germinate: 8-10 days  Mature Height: 2.5 feet  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers due to availability. 
Orange Sun Sunflower, Organic $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Bright orange flowers explode with a flash of color. Almost entirely double flowers have a unique outer row of single petals surrounding large 6" heads, reminiscent of large chrysanthemums. Plants grow 6-8' tall. Annual, 75 days. Characteristics:  Organic Annual flowers Plants grow to 6-8 feet tall Flower heads grow to 6 inches across Unique, dense petal structure 75 days 25 seeds per packet  Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after last frost. Sunflowers prefer full sun to light shade and well-drained rich soil. Provide support for tall plants. Sow 1/2" Deep Plant 6" Apart Germination 10-14 days Plant 24-36" apart Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
Ox Eye Sunflower - U.S. Native $3.00 $3.75
Ox-Eye Sunflower - Bright yellow-orange flowers bloom endlessly from June to September. It grows pretty much on its own.  Birds love the seeds. Great cut flower with long lasting blooms. Grows 2-5' tall. Self-sows; does not spread by rhizomes. It is hardy to zone 4.  Characteristics:  Hardy to zone 4, self seeds 2-5 feet tall Long-lasting yellow-orange flowers June through September blooms 1/2 gram, ~300 seeds per packet  Instructions - Sow seeds indoors just under the surface of the soil in late winter or early spring. Also germinates readily when sewn into a weed-free seedbed in fall, spring, or early summer. Prefers a moderately rich loam, clay, or slightly damp sandy soil. Will tolerate very light shade.   Start Indoors: 8-10 weeks before planting out Germination: 10-15 Days Plant Outdoors: 12-24” Apart Light: Full Sun     Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Ring of Fire Sunflower $3.25 $3.75
Seed Exchange - Very uniform variety. Dark-centered blooms are 4-5" across with petals that gradually fade from a dark red base to golden-yellow tips. Branching habit with long side stems, one of the best varieties for cut flowers. Plants grow 5-6' tall. Annual, 60 days. Annual flowers with multiple flower heads per plant Plants grow to 5-6 feet tall Flower heads grow to 4-5 inches across Petals are dark at the base and yellow at the tips One of the best varieties for cut flowers 60 days 25 Seeds Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after last frost. Sunflowers prefer full sun to light shade and well-drained rich soil. Provide support for tall plants. Sow 1/2" Deep Plant 6" Apart Germination 10-14 days Plant 24-36" apart Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
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