If you love sunflowers, but don't have the space to devote to growing these brightly colored giants, I have some great news for you! Sunflower hybrids can give you the beautiful sunflowers that you want, and only grow about 2 or 3 feet tall!
They are also really easy to grow, either from seeds or from transplants, and come in a big variety of colors, if you aren't crazy about the original yellow. Here's how!
How to Grow Dwarf Sunflowers from Seeds
Both seeds and transplants should not be planted outside in the ground unless it is well past the last freeze and the ground temperature is at least 50 degrees.
Big Smile - traditional yellow petals with large brown centers
Pacino - longer yellow petals with smaller centers that are brown and yellow
Teddy Bear - fun fuzzy flowers
If you want blooming sunflowers all summer and fall, then plant new seeds every two or threes weeks and you will have beautiful, colorful sunflowers all season.
Have a great week!