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This time of year is one of transition. We say goodbye to the warmth and vibrancy of summer, and welcome to crisp, darkening evenings and changing colors of autumn.

The remnants of summer mean saying goodbye to the bright flowers that dot our gardens. However, if you’re determined to keep the burst of color in your garden despite the fall months, look no further than sunflowers.

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While sunflowers are hardy and last into the fall, there is one variety that really lasts and provides a lot of blooms in the process, and that is the SunBelievable Brown Eyed Girl.

Between the spring and autumn months, the plant can easily produce hundreds of blooms given that it continually mass-produces flowers. The SunBelievable sunflower can be purchased from Monrovia, in either a 0.75-gallon container for $32.99, or a 1.6-gallon container for $44.99.

Photo: PIXNIO/Bruce Fritz, U.S. Department of Agriculture

These sunflowers, which bloom on a non-stop basis, have a distinct dark brown center surrounded by golden-orange petals. They will continue to bloom from their first bloom in the spring, all the way until things get frosty.

As described on Monrovia’s website, these plants are heat-tolerant and non-invasive, in addition to being able to produce 1,000 flowers in one season.

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Because of these wonderful traits, Better Homes & Gardens suggests getting these sunflowers since they also are a great source of nectar for bees and other pollinating insects.

The SunBelievable Brown Eyed Girl won’t grow more than 3 feet tall, making them perfect fits for a flower bed. They can even be potted and put on a porch or patio. These hardy little sunflowers can even thrive in warm climates, since they do very well in the heat and will even withstand drought conditions. That is why it is advised that you be careful of overwatering, waiting until the soil no longer feels damp.

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