Is this common in sunflowers?

This year I had sunflowers in my garden for the first time. I have three plants and on a single stem there are multiple buds. Before planting them, while I read articles and tips about them online, I never saw pictures of sunflowers like these.
I am attaching pictures here. 
Is this common?


  • B3B3 Posts: 9,727
    I think it is. I had a few like that last year
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 4,407
    Yes, l have had flower heads like that in the past. 
  • The single headed sunflowers have been bred over years to be the sunflowers we know now. If you save seed from your own sunflowers you're more likely to see multi headed as the become hybrids
  • Moon_lightMoon_light Posts: 45
    I thought it wasn't common, but now I know. Thank you so much everyone. :)
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