I don't know why it took me so long to get on the sunflower bandwagon. Probably because I don't like the ones with one huge flower head that droops over and nearly falls down. I've recently realized that there are tons of different types of sunflowers. This one above is called Autumn Joy. It makes a number of branches with numerous smaller flowers like the one above. They're beautiful and they really attract birds, which is the main reason I want them. They are thriving in our heat and drought down here in Louisiana. Another thing I love about them is their fast rate of growth. I'll definitely be planting this one again.