Helianthus annuus, Ht: 120cm ( with a huge head full of seed), The State flower of Kansas USA (Called the sunshine state) and what a sight! Large heads of wonderfully coloured petals as bright as the morning sunshine on a lovely warm summer’s day & a slightly darker centre. This beauty is reasonably tall, Ht: 120cm (5 to 6 ft) with a huge head full of seed, When flowers have finished, hang heads by strings to feed the birds, Flowers from July to Sept, Full Sun, Annual. 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.