Summer is here and nothing says summer quite like the sunflower! Sunflowers are known for their large faces and bright petals that match the sun’s rays. Grown year round, sunflowers are relatively easy to cultivate. Their beautiful petals love direct sunlight and flourish best in summer months.
However, not all sunflowers possess that yellow color they are so well known for. Because of the many different types of sunflowers, FTD has created a guide that covers the 15 most beautiful types of sunflowers broken down into tall, dwarf and colored varieties. They also created a visual guide that features the eight most popular types of sunflowers and their names.
Did you know that sunflowers can grow to heights of 16 feet? Because of their tall and stalky stems, they can grow to be several feet high. Here is a list of the most popular types of
sunflowers in the tall variety:
With a maximum height of 15 feet and a face that grows to one foot in width, it is no wonder they call this one the American Giant.
This sunflower can reach heights of up to 12 feet tall with 14-inch flower petals!
This sunflower species is one of the rarest in America. It has an average height of 6.5 feet, but can grow up to 16 feet tall!
This sunflowers height can get anywhere between 10-15 feet high and 40 inches across.
The Russian Mammoth is a popular flower that is used in a lot of county fairs because of its height of 12 feet and effortless ability to grow.
Dwarf sunflowers are a type of sunflower that grows to heights of only three feet or smaller! They love to grow in gardens and look great in planters when placed in bunches. Here is a list of the most popular sunflowers in the dwarf variety:
The average height of this sunflower is about one to two feet high and looks great when wanting to add a splash of color to your garden.
Also known as the “dwarf pacino gold,” this sunflower usually grows to be about 12 to 16 inches with a maximum height of two feet.
This sunflower reaches to be about knee high and was one of the first to ever be domesticated!
Ranging from 12 to 15 inches tall, the Sunny Smile has sturdy stalks that make them great when gardening with children or pets.
The Suntastic Yellow likes to grow in packs of about five or eight and grow to be only 20 inches tall.
Thanks to hybridizing, sunflowers now come in a variety of colors from creamy custard to deep red wine. They are perfect for adding a pop of color to your garden or home decor. Here is a list of the most popular sunflowers in the colored variety:
The Terracotta possesses more brown colors than other sunflowers which make it ideal for fall displays.
This gorgeous flower has red to purple hues that transform to subtle yellow on the tips.
The Earthwalker possesses dark earthy hues that can range from golds and reds to browns.
Arguably one of the most unique colored sunflowers because of its consistent color and extravagant burgundy red petals.
The Chianti is one of the darkest sunflowers because of the deep red wine color of its petals and face.
8 Most Popular Colored Sunflowers
Because there are so many different types of colored sunflowers, FTD has created a visual guide to the eight most popular colored sunflowers.