Sunflowers come in many different colors including yellow, red, orange, maroon, and brown. The tallest sunflower can grow over 16 feet and the smallest sunflower grows only a foot tall. Sunflowers are annuals and need to be replanted each planting season.
Plant sunflower seeds in the ground 1 inch deep and 6 inches apart after the last frost. It is easiest to plant seeds directly into the ground but you can start in pots and transplant if you want. It takes sunflowers 3-4 months to bloom when planting from seed. Sunflowers grow best in full sun. Planting sunflowers against a fence or building can help them to not get knocked over by strong winds. Sunflowers turn their flowers to follow the movement of the sun. Sunflowers have bright colors that attract bees and birds. You can harvest sunflower seeds by waiting until the petals die and the seeds look loose. Then you can save the seeds to plant next year or eat them!