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Sunflowers commonly sprout up as buttery yellow and vibrant golds. But, another variety, with deep red petals that appear brown, is the Chocolate Sunflower. And, they provide show-stopping bold and beautiful blooms that you will want to add to your garden. They are great as border flowers or planted amongst other sunflower varieties to provide a dramatic burst of contrasting color.
While they may seem like a rarity, Chocolate Sunflower seeds are easy to find and fairly affordable; you can score a twin pack of 40-seed packets on Amazon for less than 10-bucks.
Sunflowers are heat tolerant and resistant to pests, making them a sturdy choice for Southern gardeners. This annual flower will grow to be about 4 to 6 inches across and between 4 and 5 feet tall. Chocolate sunflowers will put on a good show, too, growing profusely throughout the summer months and all the way up until the first frost.
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