Helianthus – From the Greek: Hēlios, “sun” and anthos, “flower”.
Very easily grown, sown in pots or sown directly outdoors, they can grow to 2-3 metres tall or more in as little as 10 weeks. Fast growing sunflowers, especially the really big cultivars, are always favourites with children. They are fascinated with the large size and bright colours and love the way the flower follows the sun. Large blooms thrive in full sun and attract all sorts of pollinators, birds, butterflies and bees!