Helianthus annuus, Dwarf (2 to 2.5 ft) Cutting Variety, Uncommonly gorgeous Sunflower with low growing vigorous flame-like blooms, dark foliage and dark purple buds. A cutting variety and an unusual merlot-red open-faced spray of upright petals slowly fading to a pretty pink, Low-growing, vigorously branching flame-type 20-30 inches tall. Full sun. Hardy Annual, flowers from July to Oct. It doesn't matter which way up the seed is placed, it will right itself as soon as it starts growing, Seed Count Approx - 15 avg SOWING - Mainly sown from mid-April to the end of May. It’s best to sow into the garden (or outdoor containers) after the danger of spring frost has passed. Sunflowers dislike having their roots disturbed, so direct-sowing instead of transplanting. Plant 1 inch deep & 6 inches apart. They're easy to grow, & you don't soak sunflower seeds before planting them. It doesn't matter which way up the seed is placed, it will right itself as soon as it starts growing.