Sunflowers are harvested for oil, as a substitute for soybean meal for ruminant animals and as a silage crop. Their seeds are enjoyed as a snack by humans, with small seeds used as birdseed. Sunflower oil is used in pain... More »

The scientific name for the common sunflower is Helianthus annuus. The common sunflower is a member of the Asteraceae plant family and was domesticated by the Native Americans for food production. More »

Sunflower seeds come from the sunflower (Helianthus annuus), which is a plant that has large bright yellow petals and a seed-filled center. The shells of the seeds are black with white or gray stripes, and contain edible... More » Food Food Facts Beans & Nuts

Some interesting facts about sunflowers are that they can grow to be 15 feet tall, they grow well in most types of soil and Kansas is the sunflower state. While the sunflower is actually native to North America, the form... More » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes Outdoor Plants & Flowers

Roses, chrysanthemums, sunflowers and zinnias are among the most common and popular flowers. Used in both the floral trade and in landscape design, rose varieties exist for virtually any climate, and come with or without... More » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes Outdoor Plants & Flowers

Annual flowers that thrive in the sun include petunias, zinnias, marigolds, hibiscus, floss flower, moss rose and sunflowers. There are also some hybrid versions of impatiens and caladium that are tolerant to the sun. More »

Choose a small sunflower variety and the appropriate pot size to grow sunflowers in pots. The Pacino variety grows 24 to 30 inches tall. The Music Box variety grows 18 inches tall and produces flowers that are 6 inches i... More » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes Outdoor Plants & Flowers