You can also use perennial sunflower varieties ... Organic garden author Toby Hemenway recommends the Maximillian sunflower, Helianthus maximilianii, for its small, colorful flowers, deer ...
The Maximillian sunflower (Helianthus annuus), growing in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 through 9, is a perennial that grows 8 to 10 feet high. The Jerusalem Artichoke ...