This is a sunflower with a little more style than most. Its soft, creamy white rays become a richer, deeper yellow shade close to the deep black centres and the 6in/15cm flowers are not too large, just right for the size of the plant.
A sunflower house is an easy and exciting project for you and your kids. I am currently growing my second one in the same spot. I marked off an 8'x8' square. I double dug a furrow, hoed a shallow moat around the furrow, and put in sunflowers which I had sprouted into seedlings elsewhere. I alternate a mammoth variety which grows about eight feet,