No room to grow giant sunflowers? Try 'Sunspot' instead for its large flower heads on dwarf, 18"–24" stalks. Kids will love growing these giant flowers that are just the right height for your favorite "Gardener in Training"! 'Sunspot' makes large dramatic cut flowers, container plantings or a short annual hedge. Attracts pollinators and birds enjoy the seed heads in autumn and winter. Kids can dry the seeds for their own homegrown tasty snack.

Sunspot Dwarf Sunflower Seeds

  • Botanical Name: Helianthus annuus

    Family: Asteraceae

    Native: North America

    Hardiness: Annual

    Plant Dimensions: 18"–24" tall

    Variety Information: 6"–10" diameter; yellow petals with a golden brown center.

    Exposure: Full sun

    Bloom Period: Summer to frost

    Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Drought Tolerant, Good for Containers, Heat Tolerant

  • When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date.

    When to Start Inside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date. Sunflowers are senstive to root disturbance; sow in biodegradable pots that can be planted directly in the ground.

    Days to Emerge: 10–15 days

    Seed Depth: ¼"–½"

    Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 6"–9"

    Thinning: When 3" tall, thin to 1 every 6"–9"