General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Plant Height: 4-5 feet
Plant Spread: 1-2 feet
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Dye production
Cut Flower
Edible Parts: Fruit
Dynamic Accumulator: Ca (Calcium)
Mn (Manganese)
Zn (Zinc)
Cu (Copper)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Days to germinate: 11-16 days
Depth to plant seed: 1/2 inch
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info
Pollinators: Flies
Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Image
Alternative cultivar names:
  • 'Teddy Bear'
  • 'Sungold Dwarf'

Common names
  • Dwarf Sunflower
  • Sunflower

Photo Gallery
Location: Chicago
Date: 2020-07-05
Location: My garden in the Northeast.
Date: 2005-08-24
Location: Laurel, Montana
Date: 2020-09-04

Date: 2015-09-22
Location: My garden in the Northeast.
Date: 2005-08-24
Location: Flowery Branch, GA
Date: 2018-07-13
Bumblebee
Location: Flowery Branch, GA
Date: 2018-07-13
FFE 7/11/2018

Date: 2017-09-17

Date: 2019-08-18
Location: Mason, New Hampshire
Date: 2017-09-04
photo credit: Robert Duval
Location: My zone 3a garden
Date: 2013-09-03
Location: Columbus, OH
Date: 6/29
puffin' up

Date: 2017-09-17

Date: 2015-09-22

Date: 2013-04-22
Location: My zone 3a garden
Date: 2013-09-01

Date: 2016-08-22
Location: My Garden
Date: 2012-09-07
Cute!

Date: 2016-08-22

Date: 2016-08-22
Location: Columbus, OH
Date: 6/24
just beginning to open up

Date: 2015-08-26

Date: 2015-08-26
Location: My garden, North Central Idaho
Date: 8-9-2015
Location: Garland (Dallas), TX
Date: 2013-07-23
Location: My zone 3a garden
Date: 2013-08-29

Date: 2016-08-22
Location: Fairfax, VA | September 2022
Date: 2022-09-10

Date: 2015-09-22

Date: 2013-04-22

Date: 2019-08-23
Uploaded by GardeningMama
Location: Flowery Branch, GA
Date: 2018-06-27
First attempt with this variety
Location: Flowery Branch, GA
Date: 2018-06-27
Location: My zone 3a garden
Date: 2013-09-11
Location: My zone 3a garden
Date: 2013-08-08
Location: Garland (Dallas), TX
Date: 2013-07-24

Date: 2015-04-02

Date: 2013-04-29

Courtesy Annie's Heirloom Seeds
  • Uploaded by vic

Date: 2016-08-22

Date: 2016-08-22

Date: 2013-04-22

Date: 2013-04-22
Location: Spadina House Toronto  Ontario Canada
Date: 1995  summer
Helianthus annuus’Teddy Bear’ and Salvia
Location: My zone 3a garden
Date: 2013-09-14
Location: My zone 3a garden
Date: 2013-09-07

Date: 2016-08-22

Date: 2016-08-22

Date: 2016-08-22

Date: 2016-08-22

 Photo Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Used with permissi
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2015-04-02
Location: Lenore, ID
Date: 3-21-2015
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date: 2021-12-01
Teddy Bear sunflower seeds COLLAGE

Date: 2016-08-22

Date: 2016-08-22

Date: 2013-04-29
Location: Kyle, TX
Date: 2024-05-19
Such a fun sunflower that stays small

Date: 2016-08-22

Date: 2015-09-22

Date: 2013-04-22

Date: 2013-04-22

Date: 2013-04-15

Date: 2013-04-15

Date: 2013-04-15
Location: My garden, North Central Idaho
Date: 8-9-2015
Location: My garden, North Central Idaho
Date: 8-9-2015

Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: My garden, North Central Idaho
Date: 8-9-2015
Location: My Garden, Washington State
Date: 2016-09-21
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2019-07-21
Teddy Bear Sunflower 001

Photo Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Used with permissio
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Used with permissio
  • Uploaded by Joy

credit: Prenn
This plant is tagged in:
Image Image Image

Plant Events from our members
dragonfetti On April 1, 2015 Seeds germinated
CS container
dragonfetti On March 31, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
all seedlings in U container died in heat wave.
dragonfetti On March 26, 2015 Seeds sown
CS container
dragonfetti On March 15, 2015 Seeds sown
23 in U container
paleohunter On May 28, 2022 Transplanted
paleohunter On May 6, 2022 Seeds germinated
paleohunter On April 24, 2022 Seeds sown
» Post your own event for this plant

« Add a new plant to the database

» Search the Sunflowers Database: by characteristics or by cultivar name

« See the general plant entry for Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus)

« The Sunflowers Database Front Page

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by Zoia and is called "Campanula "

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.