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Are there any sunflower experts about as I need a hand identifying some I’m growing. And is there a section I should be posting in for this please?!

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  • B3B3 Posts: 21,532
    Post anywhere and post some pics.most of us look at recent discussions rather than the separate sections
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  • I picked up a pack of Mongolian Sunflowers, they’re at the front and haven’t bloomed yet.

    Someone gave me a few seeds from a pack and I planted them at the back and they have bloomed but they are different. 

    The pack said they would grow from 6-8 feet but I swear it said they were all the same type. 

    I’ve never grown anything before and thought Sunflowers would be a good place to start, and I’m so happy to have succeeded! (I planted them all 3 May(so they’re all late starters))
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,873
    They all look like sunflowers to me. Some may flower later than others.
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  • They all look like sunflowers to me. Some may flower later than others.
    Yes I know they’re sunflowers but does anyone know what kind?
  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,126
    There are a few tall growing varieties so narrowing it down could be tricky.
  • I’m thinking the second picture is an American Giant. It’s about 10 foot tall and looks like pictures I’ve seen on the net but I’m no helio expert!
  • jaffacakesjaffacakes IrelandPosts: 424
    I only got my sunflower flower today. Very bad year for me with them. Guess should last between now and first frost though. Hoping the weather picks up again soon.
  • HouseFinchHouseFinch British Columbia, Canada (Zone 5)Posts: 327
    It will probably be extremely difficult to id them until they have bloomed-patience is required ;)
    The same type can grow to different heights based on nutrients, watering, and even soil texture. (By soil texture I mean they may grow tall, but fall over if they do not have a stable rooting ball.)
  • CurmudgeonlyCurmudgeonly Posts: 6
    edited August 2019
    It will probably be extremely difficult to id them until they have bloomed-patience is required ;)
    The same type can grow to different heights based on nutrients, watering, and even soil texture. (By soil texture I mean they may grow tall, but fall over if they do not have a stable rooting ball.)
    Two have bloomed & I’ve posted pictures.. :-/
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,490

    These are Mongolian Giant

    The top of the trellis is around 7ft so the sunflowers are 8ft plus. 
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