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Sunflower Seeds - Black Russian

Sunflower Seeds - Black Russian

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Packet $4.49
1 Ounce $10.49
1/4 Pound $28.39 32% Savings
1 Pound $57.79 ($3.61/ounce) 66% Savings
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  • The go-to variety for homemade birdseed
  • Annual; Show Stopping flower heads!
  • Seeds are rich in oil
  • Prefers full sun exposure
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Life Cycle Annual
Planting Season Spring
Color Yellow
Growth Habit Upright
Plant Height Up to 70 inches
Bloom Season Summer

Plant Characteristics Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Pollinators, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Edible
Use Cut Flower Garden
Growing Conditions Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Outdoor

About Sunflower Seeds - Black Russian

Helianthus annuus

Seed Type Heirloom Seed
Also known as Comb Flower Black Russian, Golden Flower Of Peru Black Russian, St Bartholomew's Star Black Russian

Grow Heirloom Sunflowers - Plant Black Russian Sunflower Seeds

Now you can grow your own black oil sunflower seeds that are frequently used in wild bird mixes! Its seeds' high oil content is highly prized by squirrels, chipmunks, and birds so leaving the stalks to dry will provide these smaller critters a nice food source. Or harvest the seeds earlier for sowing in next year's garden! With its bright yellow petals and a face full of pollen, bees are much attracted to this beauty as well.

Planting Information

Planting Sunflower Seeds - Black Russian

Planting Season Spring
Sowing Method Direct Sow
Light Requirement Full Sun
Planting Depth 1/2 inch
Plant Spacing 8 to 12 inches
Plant Height Up to 70 inches
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
View our Sunflower Planting Guide to learn more.


Amount Avg Seed Count Recommended Coverage
Packet 53 Up to 10 Sq. Ft
1 Ounce 500 Up to 30 Sq. Ft
1/4 Pound 2,000 Up to 125 Sq. Ft
1 Pound 8,000 Up to 500 Sq. Ft