Nothing says summer like the bright yellow petals of a sunflower. And nothing says post me on insta like a gorgeous sunflower that also just happens to be taller than you. Did you know that sunflowers are one of the fastest growing plants and on average they grow up to 8-12 feet within six months? So, there shouldn’t be any reason you can’t find one taller than you. We dare you to find one! Pro-tip: There’s a huge sunflower field in Northeast Margaree. You’re welcome. Sunflower Facts: Sunflower is the only flower with flower in its name “Helianthus” is the scientific name of Sunflower – Helia for Sun and Anthus for Flower The Guinness world record for the tallest sunflower is 25 feet 5 ½ inches, grown by M Heijims in Oirschot, Netherlands in 1986 ROADSQUAD NOTE: We didn’t know these facts either. We totally googled it.