5 popular varieties of annual Sunflower, Helianthus annuus:
Sunflower "Black Oil", gives you big golden flowers at 6 to 8'. (A bird seed favorite.)
Sunflower "Lemon Queen", 4 to 5" flowers in luscious lemon yellow, brown centers.
Sunflower "Dwarf Sungold", shorter variety with classic gold flowers
Sunflower "Dwarf Sunspot", shorter variety with double blooms
Wild Sunflower, the Kansas State Flower, like a large black-eyed susan, growing only about 4-5 ft. tall.
This mix is a sunflower lover's dream. Five carefully chosen varieties give you all the glory of North America's own "Flower of the Sun", with none of the problems. For example, the garden giants, growing up to 10 ft., often with ragged leaves, are not included here. Instead, these five are some of the most popular sunflowers now in the cut flower trade--the ones that stand straight, not too tall, and form perfect flowers that are great for cutting. Imagine the big beautiful arrangements you'll be able to make with all these colors and flower forms. If you like sunflowers, just find a sunny spot, and plant this mixture. You'll love it.