grow quickly from seed sown straight onto the garden. There are lots of different colours and types to choose from, some tall and some dwarf varieties too. Because they grow so fast, sunflowers need plenty of food and water.
DID YOU KNOW:
• In the centre of each sunflower are hundreds of seeds, which birds love to eat. You can also save some seed to grow next summer.
• Sunflowers attract beneficial insects such as lacewings that eat aphids and other garden pests.