This is my first year growing ‘Baby Face’ sunflowers – they are amazing! They top out at just under two feet (about 60 cm) and have a ton of long-lasting blooms. I can’t help but smile every time I see them.
Do you have a favourite sunflower cultivar?
I do like these and had them in a mixed flower border last year. They were great mixed in with wildflowers the same height. I have a definite love of poppies and the little short Sonata Cosmos, but my real talent is for zinnias, I think…
Zinnias are so gorgeous – and there are so many to choose from! I love them, too, but whenever I plant them, the jackrabbits seem to think they are a gourmet treat. They will actually single out the zinnias from every other plant around them just to chow down on them specifically. It’s rather funny, but I’ve been deterred from planting them!
A few people have had problems with that in our garden, too. They must be sweet!
I’m not sure what ours are, but they are very tall and suffer in the winds. Your babies might fare better
They’ve so far weathered several storms (although there is a fair amount of hail damage to the leaves).
I love them all so thank you for sharing these beauties. 🙂
I agree – I don’t think I’ve ever seen a sunflower I didn’t love! 🙂
Clematis. I like to have various clematis in bloom all summer. Your sunflowers are pretty, Sheryl.
Clematis are so wonderful…I’ve only just begun growing them and I hope for wonderful results in time. So many different cultivars, with the most amazing flowers – it’s easy to see why you like them!
We have wild ones that grow all around our house, in the pasture and along the county roads and highway ditches. Last year we had a huge one over six feet tall grow at the edge of the garden. It was full of flowers late into fall.
Wild sunflowers would be such a treat! I love those gigantic ones – they are a delight to see!
Sheryl, those sunflowers you grew are lovely! I wish ours had come up too, but alas, this appears to not be their year. Too bad really…I cannot recall the specific names of some that we have grown in previous years, unfortunately. Buy they WERE beauties, just like yours! Congrats on your beautiful blooms! 😊😊😊😎🌻🏵🌻
So sorry to hear your sunflowers didn’t come up this year, Kathy – there’s always next year! They are amazing plants, for sure!
I love ‘Teddy Bear’ and ‘Autumn Beauty’
I grew ‘Teddy Bear’ one year and loved them! I think I will plant them next year in addition to these.
‘Autumn Beauty’ is as perfect as its name! 🙂
So true about ‘Autumn Beauty’. We are in the process of buying a property in Powell River, BC (will be a post on that!) and then I will have tons of room to devote to sunflowers. They are one of my favorite flowers, and a part of the logo for my urban farm. 🙂
Sunflowers in the house is like sun is always shining.
A delightful thought! I love it! 🙂
I love them all. I usually choose a different variety each year and (if the squirrels leave them alone) I’m never disappointed.
I love the idea of choosing different ones every year…and they are all really quite reliable!
Happiness in a post! We all love sunflowers. Thank you for sharing this beautiful image
I’m so happy you enjoyed it! I was delighted with the performance of these little plants. Definitely ones to plant again next year.