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While Sunflowers are known for their love of sunlight, gardeners with limited sunny spots might wonder if they can grow them in partially shaded areas.

So… can you grow sunflowers in shade? Or do they need full sun?

Answer: Technically, yes, you can grow sunflowers in shade. However, sunflowers are sun-loving plants and require full sunlight to thrive. While they may tolerate some light shade, they will not produce their best growth or vibrant blooms without adequate sunlight. It’s best to plant them in a location that receives direct sunlight for most of the day.

Suggested Reading: The Ultimate Guide to Growing Sunflowers