5-inch blooms are perfect for cutting, on plants petite enough for containers

The big sunflower you can grow in a small pot. There are many dwarf sunflowers out there these days, but none quite like Sunny Smile Sunflower. Plant it in a 4- or 6-inch pot and it will grow a neat 12- to 15-inch-high plant with a single giant bloom fully 5 inches across. Or put it in the garden, where it remains just a bit over a foot high but branches beautifully, giving you 4 to 5 big blooms. Versatile, beautiful, and so easy to grow, it belongs in every sunny garden and flowerpot.

Sunny Smile Sunflower offers large-coned flowers with bright yellow petals, the classic sunflower pattern that has made this American native our national annual. Their dwarf size makes them so much easier to grow—no staking—and their heavy, dependable bloom strength makes them an asset to children's gardens and a necessity in the vegetable patch. The Sunflower is the "4th Sister" of the Native American Three Sisters planting combination (corn, beans, and squash), attracting birds to the late-summer and autumn to feast on the dried seeds in its huge cones. Of course, your blooms may never make it that long in the garden—pollen-free, they are a joy to pick for indoor arrangements.

Sunny Smile Sunflower blooms a bit earlier than other varieties, getting your sunflower season off to an early and breathtakingly beautiful start. A mass planting is a joy, and this plant thrives even in poor, dry soil, so find those garden "trouble spots" and transform them.


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Genus Helianthus
Species annuus
Variety Sunny Smile
Item Form Pack of 250
Bloom Start To End Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit Dwarf
Seeds Per Pack 250
Plant Height 12 in - 15 in
Plant Width 6 in - 8 in
Bloom Size 5 in
Additional Characteristics Flower, Bird Lovers, Direct Sow, Easy Care Plants, Long Bloomers, Season Extenders
Bloom Color Dark Yellow, Gold
Foliage Color Light Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy, Poor
Uses Beds, Containers, Cut Flowers, Outdoor

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