Sunflowers grow best in spots that get six to eight hours of direct sun each day. Sunflowers are super easy to grow, and they will grow under most conditions.
Plant your sunflowers in late spring, once the ground has warmed up. Most sunflowers germinate when soil has reached 70 to 85 degrees. These beauties can handle high temperatures, as they love warmth, but they hate freezing temperatures and do not like frost.
They are also great pollinators in the gardens, so do not be surprised to see bees, butterflies and hummingbirds make stops in your yard when sunflowers are blooming.
You can enjoy growing sunflowers anywhere, whether you have plenty of outdoor space or just a windowsill. Sunflowers are perfect for first time gardeners or if you might just want a simple gardening project.
Some folks see a sunflower as a flower. Others see it as a vegetable. It is, of course, both a beautiful flower and a great vegetable! Healthy and nutritious the sunflowers have it all. That is probably why sunflowers have spread from their native home in North America and are now grown around the world!
Growers love these bright yellow beauties for their lovely appearance. They come in shades of orange, yellow, red, brown, pink and even white although I’ve not seen the last couple of colors.