Garden Planner: Dazzling Sunflowers

Let Sunflowers Bring a Splash of Color to your Garden

Ever since gazing at fields of nodding sunflowers in France, I’ve been enchanted by these bold summer beauties. Always on the lookout for a deeper red or taller giant to try, I struck gold with SunflowerSelections.com. Their breeder Tom Heaton shares results of four decades of innovation with these North American natives. Take your pick of seeds for more than 50 varieties—more choices than from other seed companies—including the first ever white sunflowers. (Since packets contain 100 seeds there are plenty to share with friends or a nearby school garden.) The ones I’m most excited to grow are:

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