Sunflowers are known as the friendly giants of the garden, adding bold, cheerful color in the summer months and bringing a swarm of pollinators with it. But not all sunflowers are 6 feet tall; there are a wide range of varieties, from dwarf to wild and everything in between, making it easy for almost any gardener with a sunny spot in the garden to grow these classic favorites.
Red Sun – Approximately 25 seeds – Full sun, 60-70” Tall. 5-6” flowers, 90-110 days.
A must have for any sunflower lover, Red Sun's vibrant bronze/maroon petals are offset by dark centers, creating a unique statement in the summer garden. Blooming a little later in the summer this sunflower extends the bloom season with a splash of vibrant color. Red Sun is a fantastic cut flower, often lasting up to 10 days in a vase. Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds love this easy to pollinate variety.
Mammoth Grey Stripe – Approximately 25 seeds – Full sun, 8-12’ Tall, 12” flowers, 90-100 days.
Talk about making a statement in the garden! Mammoth Grey Stripe's huge blooms, growing to be 12" across, sit atop stems that grow to be 8-12' tall. Extremely fun to watch grow, Mammoth Grey Stripes' large size make them a great choice for scattering throughout the meadow, using as a background or privacy screen, and creating a child's first garden. Massive seed heads are good for harvesting and roasting or leaving in place to feed birds.
Lemon Queen – Approximately 25 seeds – Full sun, 60-90” Tall, 4-5” flowers, 90-100 days.
Lemon Queen is a unique Sunflower variety that has pointed petals and chocolate-brown centers, making for fabulous summer bouquets. Try planting this easy-to-grow variety every several weeks for blooms all summer long. Growing to be 6' tall, this variety is great for the back border of any garden or meadow.
Yellow Pygmy - Approximately 25 Seeds – Full sun, 18-24” Tall, 50-60 days.
Want the cheerful, bright summer blooms of Sunflowers but don’t have the room? Yellow Pygmy is the perfect choice – classic, yellow petals are offset by dark centers, making this the perfect cut flower for bouquets. Can be planted in small space gardens, containers or in front of the garden. Great pollinator.