Arikara Sunflower

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Species: Helianthus annuus

Days to Maturity: 55-100

Grown by: Greenside Farm

This prolific native variety will grow up to over 10' and will produce both small and large heads, up to 12-16 inch heads with classic sunflower coloring, yellow petals and dark center. Great for trellising pole beans to climb. Seeds are black, white and streaked variations. The large seeds are edible and were used by the Arikara Nation in North Dakota. Larger seeds can be roasted or for eating raw. Smaller headed seeds were traditionally ground and made into sunflower seed balls to be used as a boost of energy.

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    Bee a pollinator savior! The rusty patched bumble bee is now endangered. These bees and many other native pollinators love feeding off sunflowers for their protein. Bringing in pollinators will also benefit your other vegetable crops that need pollinating. This sunflower has a lot of vigor and is one of the easiest to grow.

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