Sunflowers are very easy to grow and come in many different varieties. Velvet Queen is a branching plant producing velvety blooms, 5 inches across, in colors of burgundy, mahogany, chestnut-red and bronze with a very dark center. Sow seeds where they are to grow after last frost. Plant in full sun in well-drained soil. Blooms summer and fall till frost. Grows to a height of 5 - 6ft.