Some facts about sunflowers:
- They are native to North America, so they are well-suited to grow here.
- They provide both nectar and seeds, making them a great plant for pollinators.
- The flowers move to face the sun, a process called heliotropism.
According to CSU’s PlantTalk, sunflower care is simple. They do best in full sun for 6+ hours each day and should be planted approximately 6-12” apart. Since many sunflower varieties are natives, they are often drought tolerant. Water deeply but infrequently for best results.
Article credit: Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado (ALCC)