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Grow Sunflowers in Cheerful Colors
Colorful sunflowers are easy to grow from seeds, and they're great to plant for bees and other important pollinators. Sunflower colors range from cream to gold, yellow, orange, red, mahogany and chocolate brown. There are even pink sunflowers, but if you see blue sunflower seeds for sale, be wary. There's a deep, dark red hybrid that some gardeners consider purple, but there aren't any blue sunflowers in nature.
Need a fun project to do with kids? Plant sunflower seeds, which are large enough for even small hands to manage. Choose from tall or tiny varieties. Children can plant the seeds of giant sunflowers about six inches deep, in two rows, to make a shady playhouse. You can pick small types to enjoy in vases and bouquets. Browse these sunflower pictures to find your favorites.