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Sunflowers

Sunflowers are a perfect choice for the Florida gardener as they love the hot summers and are remarkedly easy to grow. These cheerful beauties come in a wide range of sizes and come in a variety of warm colors.

Sunflowers grow rapidly, and some species can reach a height of eight feet or more if conditions are right. There are dwarf varieties and a wide range of colors and flower styles to choose from.

Sunflowers will tolerate many different soil types and do best in sunny locations. Plant your sunflower seeds during the warm months, and keep in mind that you may need to stake the taller varieties.

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