Sunflowers is this normal?
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.
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.
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 .
Awesome, really getting my moneys worth from those seeds!