A symbol of summer and a favorite of kids, sunflowers can grow to impressive heights or be just knee-high depending on the variety.
Sunlight: Full sun
Maturity: 60-95 days from seed to flower
Height: 2 to 10 feet
Spacing: 4 to 12 inches apart in all directions
Home gardeners are growing sunflowers for their rich colors and large blooms. Easy to plant from seed, they are available in sizes ranging from miniatures at 1 to 2 feet tall — good for edging — to over 10 feet tall with 2 foot diameter blooms. (more…)