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Novice7Novice7 Posts: 56

Hi can someone please Id this plant I have received from a friend, unfortunately she has cut off the description.




  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,182

    Its a sun flower. There are lots of different varieties and this is one of them.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,826

    It looks like one of the varieties of sunflower - Helianthus - one of theshorter ones that has multiple blooms rather than  the tall single flowered ones. 

    I think I'd move it into a bigger pot with ordinary multipurpose compost and keep it in a sunny sheltered spot. 

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  • Novice7Novice7 Posts: 56

    Thank you for your replies,  

    Ladybird4 thought it might be some kind of sunflower but wasn't sure, never grown sunflowers before image

    Dove I received it today for my birthday tomorrow,  so I shall be putting it in larger pot, are they easy to look after?  image


  • MarygoldMarygold Posts: 331

    Keep an eye out for slugs!!!

  • Novice7Novice7 Posts: 56

    Hi this is now my sunflower, what do I do with the flower heads, do I deadhead or just leave, there are new flower heads appearing under the old ones. 

    Thank you.


  • soulboysoulboy Posts: 429

    Deadheading isn't necessary for sunflowers as it won't encourage new flowers as it will for some plants. A lot of people leave them to go to seed because many birds love them. You can also harvest the seed if you want to and store them for future plantings. Sunflowers seeds last a long time if stored properly, up to 4 years or more.

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