Sunflowers bloom primarily during the summer months with a portion of bloom in the fall. The middle of summer is the sunflower?s peak season. During the fall, the sunflower?s head bows down to confirm harvest time. The petals are dry and fall out to show the matured seeds.
Sunflowers are native to the American territories and can grow in any type of soil. However, this plant needs full sunlight to flourish. They may grow up to six feet in three months. Sunflowers are used to produce peanut butter substitute, sunflower oil, sunflower seeds and sunflower kernels. Sunflower seeds are high in minerals, protein, vitamins and linoleic acid.