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Hi.  We planted some perennial, multiple bloom sunflowers in our back garden here in Florida.  We had perfect sunflower weather this summer and a couple of our plants are well over ten feet high.  We've tried staking them but can't find wooden stakes taller than 6 feet.  If we cut the stems back to five feet or so, which would allow us to keep them upright via stakes, will the plant continue to produce blooms beyond the cut?  Thanks. 


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,720
    Doubt it. Try putting the stakes at 45 degrees angle instead of upright. The tops will flex.  That is how trees are recommended to be staked now.
  • Thank you.  We'll try that.
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    If you have a fence, you can try in future years to grow them a long side. It makes for easier support, I find.
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