Information About Sunflowers

Sunflowers are popular additions in many home gardens and growing them can be especially rewarding. In fact, sunflowers are one of the easiest flowers that you can grow in the garden. While sunflower problems are few, you may encounter them on occasion. For this reason, it’s important to arm yourself with information on sunflower plant care. Read on to learn more about growing sunflowers.

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How To Join International Sunflower Guerrilla Gardening Day

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Click here for ideas on how to participate in this year's International Sunflower Guerrilla Gardening Day.

Dark Sunflower Varieties That Add Drama To The Garden

By Laura Miller

It's time to think outside the box when it comes to sunflowers. Click here for sunflowers in vivid shades of orange, red, and burgundy.

Companion Planting With Sunflowers

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Sunflower companion plants run the gamut from vegetables to flowers, with the capacity for both structural support and pest resistance.

Grilled Sunflower Heads – How To Cook A Sunflower Head

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Can you eat a whole sunflower? This food trend is a little out there but definitely worth trying. Read on to learn more.

Helianthus Perennial Sunflower: Perennial Sunflower Care And Growing

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Did you know though there are more than 50 varieties of sunflower? And many are actually perennials. Click here to learn more.

Late Season Sunflowers – Can You Plant Sunflowers In Late Summer

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Is it too late to enjoy sunflowers if you didn’t plant them in spring or early summer? Not at all. Click here for tips on planting late season sunflowers.

Fertilizing A Sunflower – When Should I Fertilize Sunflowers

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Eager to grow the best sunflowers possible? This includes becoming more familiar with sunflower fertilizer requirements. Click here for help with that.

Growing White Sunflowers – Learn About White Sunflower Varieties

By Mary Ellen Ellis

The classic sunflower - bright, golden, and sunny. But did you know there are white sunflowers too? Learn about white sunflower varieties here.

Are Sunflowers Edible: How To Use Edible Sunflowers From The Garden

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Growing sunflowers is great. These stately, tall flowers produce stunning, large, regal blooms. But can you eat a sunflower? You know you can eat sunflower seeds, but can you eat the actual flowers too? We’ve got the answer for you in this article.

Do Sunflowers Transplant Well – Learn About Moving Sunflower Plants

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Growing sunflowers in your landscape provides big yellow blooms that simply shout summer. But do sunflowers transplant well and should you move them at all? Click on the following article to learn more about moving sunflower plants in the garden.

Squirrels And Birds Eating Sunflower Blooms: Protecting Sunflowers From Birds And Squirrels

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Preventing bird and squirrel sunflower damage may seem like a round the clock defense strategy, but take heart. We have some simple tricks on how to deter birds and squirrels and save your sunflower seeds. Click this article for more information.

How Well Do Potted Sunflowers Grow: How To Grow Sunflowers In Planters

By Amy Grant

If you love sunflowers but lack the gardening space to grow the mammoth blooms, you might be wondering if you can grow sunflowers in containers. Potted sunflowers may seem an unlikely endeavor but smaller dwarf varieties do very well. Click here to learn more.

What Are Pollenless Sunflowers: Popular Pollenless Sunflower Varieties

By Amy Grant

Sunflowers without pollen obviously don’t shed the brilliant yellow pollen, a major blessing if you’ve ever tried to get the sticky golden hue out of a starched white tablecloth or a bride’s gown. Interested in growing pollenless sunflowers? Click here for additional info.

Common Sunflower Cultivars – Different Kinds Of Sunflowers For The Garden

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Coming in a wide range of sizes and in subtle shades of yellow and reds, it is sometimes difficult to choose which sunflower to plant. Luckily, there are open-pollinated and hybrid cultivars of sunflowers that will fit perfectly into most landscapes. Learn more here.

Weeds And Sunflowers: Do Sunflowers Limit Weeds In The Garden

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

There is no doubt that planting sunflowers is an asset to many gardeners. However, there is one thing that many do not know – sunflower weed control can be used in the garden. But how can sunflowers stop weeds from sprouting? Click here to find out.

Teddy Bear Sunflower Care: Tips For Growing Teddy Bear Flowers

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

If you love sunflowers but you lack the space for gigantic plants with plate-size blooms, teddy bear sunflower may be the perfect answer. Sunflower "Teddy Bear" is a short, bushy plant with fluffy, golden-yellow blooms. Piqued your interest? Learn more here.

What Are Sunflower Midges: Signs Of Sunflower Midge Damage

By Ilana Goldowitz Jimenez, Plant Scientist & Writer

If you grow sunflowers in the Great Plains region of the United States and Canada, you should know about a sunflower pest called the sunflower midge. Learn more about this insect pest and how to keep your sunflower plants safe by clicking here.

Why Is My Sunflower Not Blooming: Reasons For No Blooms On Sunflower

By Teo Spengler

You planted carefully, watered well. Shoots came up and leaves. But you never got any flowers. Now you are asking: Why is my sunflower not blooming? Click on this article for the inside scoop on sunflower blooming problems.

Fixing Drooping Sunflowers: How To Keep Sunflowers From Drooping

By Amy Grant

Sunflowers are easy to grow and pop up cheerfully anywhere they've been grown before. They do, however, have a tendency to droop. The question is why do my sunflowers droop over and what to do about drooping sunflowers? Find out here.

Growing Sunspot Sunflowers – Information About Dwarf Sunspot Sunflower

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

If you don't have garden space for gigantic sunflowers that reach heights of up to 9 feet (3 m.), consider growing "Sunspot" sunflowers, a cute-as-a-button cultivar that is extremely easy to grow, even for newbies. Interested? This article will help.

Swamp Sunflower Care: Growing Swamp Sunflowers In Gardens

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Swamp sunflower plant is a close cousin to the garden sunflower. Both are big, bright plants that love sunlight. However, swamp sunflower prefers moist soil, making this an ideal choice for wet areas of the garden. Learn more here.

Learn About Black Oil Sunflowers And Black Sunflower Seeds

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Sunflowers provide cheer and come in a wide range of heights, bloom sizes, and colors. Black oil sunflower seeds are a favorite for wild birds and for making sunflower oil. Learn more about them here.

Steps For Planting Sunflowers

By Jackie Rhoades

No garden flower brings a smile to the face as easily as the sunflower. If you have no experience with planting sunflowers, you may have some questions. This article will help with planting sunflowers.

Harvesting Sunflower Seeds – Tips To Harvest Sunflowers

By Jackie Rhoades

One of the pleasures of watching those huge yellow flowers following the summer sun is anticipating harvesting sunflower seeds in the fall. Get tips for harvesting sunflower seeds here.

Learn More About Sunflower Problems

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Sunflowers are popular mainstays in many home gardens and growing them can be especially rewarding. While sunflower problems are few, you may encounter them on occasion. Read here to learn more.

Weed Control In Sunflower Fields

By Heather Rhoades

Some people may decide to grow sunflowers so that they can harvest the seeds or others just like the happy sight of growing sunflower fields. Whatever your reason, weed control in important. Click here for more.

Is My Sunflower An Annual Or A Perennial Sunflower

By Heather Rhoades

You may be asking yourself "Is my sunflower an annual or a perennial?" Sunflowers are either an annual or a perennial and telling the difference is not that hard if you know how. This article will help.

Growing Sunflowers As Food

By Heather Rhoades

Sunflowers have a long tradition of being grown for food. Sunflowers are a source of all sorts of healthy fats, fiber, and vitamin E. Not to mention that they just taste great. Read here to learn more.

Sunflower Plants – Growing Sunflowers in Your Garden

By Heather Rhoades

Sunflowers are perhaps one of the easiest flowers that you can grow in the garden. For those new to gardening, this article has tips on how to add sunflowers to the garden.

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