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How to Plant Sunflowers in Your Garden

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Nov 8, 2020 • 3 min read

Sunflower plants (Helianthus annuus) are more than just large, beautiful flowers in the garden. Gardeners plant sunflowers to feed pollinators like honeybees, and attract birds to ward off garden pests. Whether you are looking for a beautiful flower for your yard or are looking for a great companion plant, sunflowers play an important role in keeping your garden healthy and thriving.