Helianthus Annuus. In 1793, Lady Jean Skipworth included sunflowers on the list of plants growing in her garden at Prestwould, the Skipworth family home located in Clarksville, Va.
Bright yellow blooms are produced atop plants that range from 3-10' in height and bloom from July to August. Sunflowers like moist, well-drained soils and full sun. This annual flower is great for providing food for the many birds that love sunflower seeds. When established, sunflowers are deer tolerant.
Sow seeds directly in the garden after the last frost date in Spring. Plant 1/2" deep and 2' apart. Seeds should germinate in 10-14 days.
USDA Zones 2-11.
Heirloom seeds are collected, cleaned and packaged by hand at Mount Vernon.