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ChriscoreChriscore Posts: 140

Hi, a month or so ago my sunflowers started to flower (Giant yellow) then i noticed after a few weeks the flowers sort of went limp and looked dead so i thought i would cut the heads off.

Funny thing is over the last few weeks they have started to shoot again and there are now new flower heads. Infact one of my sunflowers has five flower heads on one stem. I dont know anything about sunflowers so i was wondering if thats normal for them to flower again and also multiple flowers on one stem. The one in the photo is around 6ft high but one of my others is around 9ft and has got its 2nd lot of flower.



  • FloBearFloBear Posts: 2,281

    I have had them flowering again when dead-headed. Even if I don't - so the seeds are there for the birds - I get small flowers emerging from lower down.

  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150

    I'd say it's perfectly normal.  When you remove the flower head, you're removing the plants seeds before they've set...and the plant will grow more in order to reproduce.  Also, lots of sunflowers are multi-headed. Enjoy the second flowering image.

  • ChriscoreChriscore Posts: 140

    Awesome, really getting my moneys worth from those seeds!

  • I have a Sunflower that grew from a seed dropped from my bird feeder. It has eleven flower heads on it at the moment
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,161
    edited August 2018
    I'd shut the windows at night. It looks like it's going to come in and get you :o
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Mary370Mary370 Posts: 2,003
    I think it's beautiful.............looks like a candelabra 
  • Nice to know I’m not alone with the birds seeding them for me! I’ve had to pull handfuls of tiny plants out of my pots otherwise they would overrun every pot on my terrace. Kept about 20 and almost every one seems to be a different type, guess the winter seed was from mixed sources.
    Marne la vallée, basically just outside Paris 🇫🇷, but definitely Scottish at heart.
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