Prairie Sunflower Seeds

(P) Pkt of 50 seeds
Item #00952-PK-P1


The perennial sunflower | Long stalks stacked with bright yellow blooms

Glorious plumes of yellow, studded with 3-inch blooms in neat rows along their tremendous length, arise in late summer on these huge, hardy garden performers. If you like annual sunflowers, take a look at its perennial cousin Prairie Sunflower.

Very easy to grow, Prairie Sunflower reaches 3 to 8 feet tall in the sun. Prairie Sunflower is trouble-free and very floriferous, beginning just as most of the summer color is winding down. What a great way to extend your season in the perennial border.

Excellent for cut flowers or for massed color in the back of the border, bed, or against an outdoor structure such as a shed or fence, Prairie Sunflower is one of the finest, most free-flowering sources of summer color we know. The blooms help carry the garden over the "in-between" season of late summer/early fall, and the tall, vigorous habit keeps the border looking full even as earlier bloomers begin to fade.

Direct sow Prairie Sunflower Seeds in any sunny spot. Not fussy about soil, Prairie Sunflower is hardy almost everywhere—zones 4 to 9—in the contiguous U.S. We think it is a fine plant that should be part of everyone's garden.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Helianthus
Species maximilianii
Item Form (P) Pkt of 50 seeds
Zone 4 - 10
Bloom Start to End Late Summer - Mid Fall
Habit Upright
Seeds Per Pack 50
Plant Height 3 ft - 8 ft
Plant Width 3 ft - 4 ft
Bloom Size 3 in
Additional Characteristics Bird Lovers, Direct Sow, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Season Extenders
Bloom Color Yellow
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Dry
Resistance Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Cut Flowers, Outdoor, Wildflowers

Product Review Summary

Based on 4 reviews
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 4.5/5.0

Customer Reviews

October 03, 2019

Beautiful every year

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I have had these sun flowers from seed I bought from you growing for over 25 years. They are consistently the most trouble free and beautiful, with a large showing of flowers, variety I have ever had. They are very easy to relocate in their dormant stage (Dec.-Feb.) and can be shared with friends and family.

Uncle Rippy from SC
August 27, 2017

Off and running first year.

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Put these in quite late but by mid August they're 4 feet tall and have multiple blooms on each plant. Put them on the slope of a drainage ditch in clay soil and they seem to love it. Can't wait until they spread next year.

Brian from NH
July 30, 2016

Be Patient

This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

Planted last year. Good growth-no flowers. Cut down in Fall. This year 6' tall and 5-6 flowers per branch starting in mid July. Looks great!

Steve B from NY
March 03, 2016


This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

I LOVED them (at first)! They do grow very tall & showy, but quickly spread by seeds and roots. Very difficult to keep in control. If you do grow them, they will branch more fully if you pinch the tops off at about 6 inches - and again as they grow.

Linda A from NC

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