Silverleaf Sunflower Seedlings

Certified Organic

Helianthus argophyllus

Fantastic and dramatic flowers with highly contrasting silver foliage and golden blooms.

This stunning plant is native to the Texas Gulf Coast, which is better known for its petroleum than its silver and gold. But these blooms are worth their weight in any mineral resource: profuse golden flowers jut above a sea of silvery gray-green leaves on multi-faceted branches that spread far from the stem. The contrast between the blooms and the leaves is spectacular; it is hard to believe one plant can pair such striking tones together in such abundance. They are, as the artwork highlights, truly celestial.


Seedling preorders have ended for the 2024 season. In-person shopping of a limited selection of seedlings is available at 11 Airport Road, Accord, NY 12404, from 9am to 5pm daily through May 23rd, then from 8am to 2pm daily from May 24th to 26th.
4-pack of seedlings $5.49 Sold out for 2024 preorders.

Sow seeds 2-3 per foot, then thin to 12" spacing when seedlings are established. Grows quickly, up to 15' high: may require staking to support. Plant where they will not shade out other full-sun crops. If seed heads are left on the plant, local birds will gobble up the seeds with glee.

Days to Maturity 60
Planting Depth ¾"
Spacing in Row 12"
Spacing Between Rows 18"
Height at Maturity 96"
Width at Maturity 30"
Sun Preference Full Sun

Artwork by Lachlan Herrick. Lachlan combined oil painting and digital illustration techniques to achieve the sublime beauty of this sunflower portrait. The depiction incorporates several armadillos against a subtropical sky—both nods to this plant's Gulf Coast origins.

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