Helianthus annuus selections
Big, beautiful, and old-fashioned, sunflowers fit into every garden. Plant breeders have been hard at work producing a wide variety of plants, from those that grow 12 feet tall to compact selections that stand only 3 feet. The color range is wide, too, with almost every shade of yellow, orange, and red.
- Plant Type:
- Plant Height:
- 1-12 feet tall
- Plant Width:
- 1-3 feet wide
- Landscape Uses:
- Containers,Beds & Borders
- Special Features:
- Flowers,Attracts Birds,Attracts Butterflies,Drought Tolerant,Easy to Grow
'Autumn Beauty' bears large reddish-orange flowers on 5-foot-tall plants.
'Evening Sun' bears reddish-mahogany flowers on large, 6-foot-tall plants.
'Gloriosa' bears large reddish-orange flowers on 8-foot-tall plants with multiple branches.
'Italian White' bears creamy-white flowers on 5-foot-tall plants.
'Music Box' bears red and yellow flowers on dwarf 3-foot-tall plants.
'Sunbeam' bears pollenless yellow flowers with yellow centers on 6-foot-tall plants.
'Teddy Bear' bears interesting double yellow flowers on dwarf 3-foot-tall plants.
'Velvet Queen' bears rich, rusty-red flowers shaded with bronze on plants that grow 5 feet tall.
Plant It With
Because many sunflowers grow so large, castor beans will hold their own and create a dramatic screen or focal point.
Soften sunflower's coarse texture with the dangling pink flowers of kiss-me-over-the-garden-gate.
Create a butterfly bonanza by mixing sunflowers and multicolor zinnias.