The iconic sunflower is blooming now. As the name implies, sunflowers love sun, wanting full sun all or most of the day, and loving long hot summers. This drought tolerant annual is basking in our current heat wave, with rich, golden petals blazing. There are many varieties of sunflowers, ranging in height and colour. These beauties self-seeded from the bird feeder, popping up in my garden at their own discretion!
Technical stuff – Sunflower/Helianthus, annual flower usually planted from seed after danger of frost, height of 2’ to 10’ or even up to 15’ depending on variety, full sun, blooms in summer.