Helianthus annuus. Loads of flowers come on compact 120cm (48″) tall plants. Pointed, bright yellow petals radiate around a green-tinged dark central disc. Irish Eyes sunflower seeds produce plants that look sensational planted in small groups, and they do very well in patio containers. Bring the look of a Mediterranean summer to your yard or patio with these luxurious sunflowers. Irish Eyes makes excellent cut flowers because of its natural tendency to form branches. The cut flowers are long lasting and will bring cheerful colour indoors. Direct sow sunflower seeds in April and May, once the soil has begun to warm up. Keep seedlings well irrigated until they are established.