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Sunflowers attacked

RoddersUKRoddersUK Posts: 489
Ones been eaten in half, the other two I have, the tops been eaten out.
Will these two recover, or pull out and give up?
In my mind, the budding stems gone, so the flowers gone?

Think I planted them out a bit early!


  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,704
    If the top has been eaten, it seems likely the bud will have gone, unless of course it acts like pinching out, and you get new leading shoots.
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  • RoddersUKRoddersUK Posts: 489
    I've had a few smaller flowers down the stem, which later in the year I just leave, as I'm not going for the tallest plant.
    Potentially I could have a tall sunflower with a few small flowers, but I'm not sure if it will do that or not, as I've not lost the main bud before. 
  • SonnieBSonnieB Posts: 114
    Same thing happened to my sunflowers.  I only had 2 planted and the slugs ate both flower buds.  I also wondered whether they would recover.  I guess I'll have to wait and see
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