Helianthus annuus, also known as sunflowers, brighten any size garden with their large daisy-like flowers in shades of yellow, orange, red and bronze. Tall varieties of this easy-care annual are usually used for back-of-the-border plants, cutting gardens and food for wildlife. Shorter varieties make colorful additions to traditional cottage gardens and any container. Sunflowers are an easy plant to start from seed, germinating quickly under the right conditions and growing rapidly.
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