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wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 975

One of my sunflowers seems to have multiple heads growing all up the stem length! Is this normal? Was it a rogue seed?

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,753

    Can you upload a picture please? It may be another case of fasciation.

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  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 975

    Okay just trying to upload.. Phone not allowing me at the moment!

  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 975

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    I don't know if you can see this properly. At the leaf nodes, there are new growths and whata appear to be flower buds. On packet it said this was a single giant sunflower.

  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 975

    I meant to say, I have other ones growing from the same packet but this is the biggest, and the only one that has new growths at every leaf node. I was already worried it may fall over with the weight, but if it now is going to have loads of extra flowers, it will be even heavier.

  • daisy doodaisy doo Posts: 90

    Hi there,

    Its a multi branching variety meaning youll get loads of extra flowers apposed to just a single flower. You could always stake it to give it extra support. Otherwise enjoy loads of flowers and you could maybe use some for cut flowers 

  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 975

    Thanks Daisy Doo. Has this happened by accident? Or do you think the seed was an odd one in the mix?

    I'll need to get some extra stakes..

  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053

    It could be that the growing point was damaged at some time.............

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  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 975
    hogweed says:

    It could be that the growing point was damaged at some time.............

    See original post

     All the growing points? I just counted and there are around 20 of these bud growths! This will be a crazy sunflower. 

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,753

    A single giant sunflower might just be referring to the fact that the flowers are 'single' as opposed to 'double'. I am only guessing that that might be an answer though. Its pretty stupendous! image

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  • daisy doodaisy doo Posts: 90

    Probably a rogue seed. But that means loads of cheery sunflowers for ages, cut flowers and bird seed 

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