Helianthus annuus (DWARF), Lots of flowerheads of colour rather than one, Ht: up to 1 ft (30 cm) With its bright yellow petals in the shape of sun rays, its aptly called "Sun" and many will remember that stunning display of those sunny fields in the distance, full of dwarf sunflowers with golden yellow flowers in late spring & summer. Yet sunflowers don't have to be tall, Sunflower Soleil is a small, yet perfect example, bred with multiple flowerheads of a bright sunny colour rather than 1 giant flower and it will suit your garden, balcony, terrace, or even your vegetable patch. Native to the Americas (Peru), it was brought back by the Spanish, yet, the word sunflower comes from the Italian ‘tornasole’, which means; ‘turns with the sun’.. Full sun. Hardy Annual, flowers from July to Oct., 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.