Sunflower Varieties for All Occasions

Which sunflower varieties are best for your garden


The Best Pollen-Free Sunflowers

'Bashful' is a bushy plant producing 4-inch flowers of pastel yellow and salmon pink. And it's a dwarf (could you tell by the name?) at only 36 inches high.

'Chocolate Cherry' ('Chocolate Gold' is photographed) is a midsized plant covered by chocolate-burgundy petals that surround dark brown disks.

'Firecracker' yields armfuls of gold and russet flowers on a compact, multistemmed plant that grows 2 to 3 feet high.

'Moulin Rouge' is a branching, 60-to-80-inch plant bearing 3-to-4-inch dark burgundy blooms.