I planted sunflowers next to the house in the winter not sure if they would grow, this one is about 9 feet tall and hasn't bloomed yet. Others have bloomed at about 6 feet and the heads are so big they are too heavy for the stalks to hold them up. I have volunteer onions and flowers at the base of the flowers. Don't look at the wrinkles in my hand in the next picture....LOL I just wanted you to see how big the heads are.
This is a gift my daughter made for her friend. She used receiving blankets for the flowers & a larger blanket for the base. I love what she did and will be casing this for the next shower....which may end up being hers. Have a great day!!!