Heres one for you... A couple of months ago, one of my giant sunflower 'teenagers' snapped in the wind at around about 2 feet tall. Amazingly, it was robust enough to heal itself and has blossomed into a 12 foot mammoth, with only a well healed scar to show for it.
However, this being the intriguing thing is - yesterday whilst tieing-in the new growth I noticed that this particular plant has around 8 Heads of flower. I know that there are several multi-headed varieties, but all my sunflowers have been grown from seed and from the same species (Giant Single).
I have never come across this is all my years of growing. Is it possible that the traumer sustained when relatively young has somehow caused a mutation?
I am truly baffled and would love to hear your thoughts/opinions on this. Has anyone ever experienced this?
not a mutation. It's what happens when stems are cut, they produce several to replace the one
In the sticks near Peterborough