Mammoth Grey-Stripe Sunflower

Mammoth Grey-Stripe Sunflower

These yellow flowers are as big as a dinner plate and much taller than your uncle. Fourteen inch blossoms and 9-12 foot tall stalks will provide a great stake for your flower house and a bountiful collection of sunflower seeds for your lunch.

Are you ready to grow a sunflower house?! What shape do you want your house? It could be a circle, a square, or even a tunnel. Wherever you have full sun, you can grow it! Mark it out with a hose or some string and then work some compost into the soil. You can even create the flower house in an existing lawn by digging a trench where you want your sunflower house walls to be, removing the grass, and turning the soil. Don’t forget to leave a good sized opening for a door.

Plant your seeds 1” deep and about 8” apart and with each sunflower seed, plant a seed of morning glory. Keep them well watered and once they’ve reached 5 feet tall tie some twine to the top of the sunflower stalks lacing it back and forth between the sunflowers to form a roof. As the morning glories continue to grow they will climb through the strings creating a roof of purple flowers. Dreamy! You can even add some little fairy lights for nighttime magic.