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PREMIER SEEDS DIRECT Giant Sunflower - Mongolian Giant - 30 Seeds

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It took the presence of the local fire brigade and setting up a multi-level scaffolding platform to measure the height of this sunflower. Hans-Peter had already broken the record three times prior to his latest one, and every single year he managed to grow an even taller sunflower. Obviously, as a competitive gardener, he doesn’t share his secrets, so we can only assume that part of his success is due to meticulous seed saving. Direct sow the seeds in spring after the last frost has passed or start indoors a few weeks beforehand. Plant Lemon Queen in full sun, with rich soil and moderate moisture. Topolino Sunflower If you want great height and huge flowers, a variety like Paul Bunyan is a good choice. It can produce flowers that are 18-24-inches in diameter and reach heights of 15-18 feet! Crazy.

lay seeds out in a single layer to allow to dry completely before storing mammoth grey striped sunflower seeds Conclusion As per their delightful name, sunflowers not only look like the sun, they also love a sunny location.Therefore, if planting any sunflower, especially the mammoths, for best results direct sow the seeds into the garden. plan to direct sow sunflower seeds for best results Direct Seed For those looking for all the sunflower glory without all the space – or those growing sunflowers in containers, dwarf varieties are the way to go. These rarely reach over 3 feet tall, and many only hit 3 feet in height. They often still grow large blooms but not so huge you can’t grow them as potted plants and window box plants (in some cases). Sunny Smile Sunflower I’m holding a 10 foot 2×2 next to the stalk in the picture below. As you can see, the sunflower is more than ten feet tall. A plant that grows from seed to over ten feet tall in one year is very impressive. The 2×2 pictured is 10 feet tall. The Mongolian Giant Sunflower is taller. A closer view of the Mongolian Giant Sunflowers. It’s easy to over-do fertilizer, hurting both the plant and the soil so follow the instructions on any product you use. More is not more with plants: they can only absorb what they need when they need it under the right conditions and surplus can harm the environment. 11 Water Watch your sunflowers bloom in late summer and take note of the many beneficial pollinators and other creatures that visit them. Bees, butterflies, and more wildlife are attracted to the bright yellow petals and brown centers full of pollen.

You will also notice that the central disc florets easily brush off, and away from the seeds forming underneath. The outer ray florets have long since gone.

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If you’re curious about it too, just know that the record for the tallest sunflower (measuring 30 feet and 1 inch, which translates to 9.17 meters) is held by German gardener Hans-Peter Schiffer.

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