Unconventional Sunflower Colors

Think outside the bloom with these uniquely-colored sunflower varieties.
'Strawberry Blonde' Sunflower - Types of Sunflowers

Sunflower 'Strawberry Blonde'

'Strawberry Blonde' is said to be the first rose-pink sunflower, with petals brushed with lemon-yellow and a dark "eye."

Photo by: Image courtesy of Burpee

Image courtesy of Burpee

'Strawberry Blonde' is said to be the first rose-pink sunflower, with petals brushed with lemon-yellow and a dark "eye."

Think of sunflowers, and big, bright yellow blooms usually come to mind. But these cheerful plants are available in many other colors, too, including shades of gold, cream, rose, pink, and even chocolate brown. Look for flower petals that are tipped in gold, or for dark, center disks surrounded by pale halos, and you’ll become more aware of the many beautiful variations in this old-fashioned garden flower.

Ready to add some bright color to your summer beds and borders? Browse through the gallery below to find our favorite colorful sunflower varieties.

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