they’re not the only sunflowers blooming in my garden right now, but these “chianti” variety sunflowers are so striking they take all the attention. the petal color changes depending on the light—sometimes almost purplish, sometimes deep red, sometimes lighter reddish-orange. the veins and stems are dark purple. the flowers are on the small side but with many multiple buds. thank you so much to angela for sharing the seeds. i know these flowers are special to her, and now they’re special to me too.