This year, the results were not pleasing. Although the flowers were consistent and attractive, all the flower heads faced east, probably since the sun came up there, but never turned in other directions. This meant the flower heads were never visible from the street in the display garden. Not much to display here.
Second, the heights were all over the place, with some being 18-inches high (50 cm), and a plant immediately next to it 4-feet (1.2 m). Third and most disappointing, the flower heads do not stand up straight very long. After only a few days, they began to droop and in less than a week, all faced the ground like unhappy bashful children. Now, no one can enjoy them.
These would not be recommended in the future. In fact, this variety is not listed on Burpee's web site, although it was sold in stores. A listing of the dwarf sunflowers I have grown, in my preferential order:
1. Sunny Smile - best for appearance
2. Sunburst Lemon Aura
3. Sunpspot - best for bird seed
For The Record:
Loose, well-drained soil
Small amount of organic fertilizer before budding
Blooming: nicotiana, cosmos, canna, castor, basil, cleome, zinnia, spiderwort
Harvested: 4 peppers, countless tomatoes, 1 cucumber