Dwarf Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) Named after the flowerÂ’s resemblance to the sun, Helianthus is derived from two Greek words, helio Â‘sunÂ’ and anthos Â‘flowerÂ’. This beautiful plant was originally domesticated in the Americas. The subject of lore and paintings, it is an important agricultural crop today. Our mini-sunflower is a French dwarf variety that is easy to grow indoors on any sunny windowsill. Includes: seed, growing medium, coconut husks for drainage, leak-proof coloring bag, garden stake, directions. Bag 10" high x 6.5" wide.