Helianthus annuus | Sunflower

Annual Sunflowers are easy to grow, dramatic due to their size, and provide edible seeds to both people and birds. Sow seeds in place in spring. New selections with a range of flower colors are available, in addition to the traditional sunny yellow. Also consider dwarf selections if garden space is at a premium.

Water Requirement: high

Sun Exposure: full sun

Growth Rate: fast

Height: 10 feet high

Width: 2 feet wide

Foliage Color: bright green

Flower Color: yellow, purple, white

Flower Season: summer, fall

Wildlife: birds, butterflies