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Michael199Michael199 Posts: 175

Hello everyone. I bought some Rudbekia Marmalade seeds and sowed them into a border at the beginning of Spring along with Poached Egg and Allysum Snow Carpet. The Poached Eggs have been and gone and the Allysum is still there...but no sign of the Rudbekia Marmalade...However this came up. Others here have told me that it's a Sunflower. Can someone please tell me which type of Sunflower this is please?

The seed definately from the Rudbekia Marmalade seed packet because a few months later I planted some into a trough and here's a pic of those also, imageimageimagewhich look exactly the same as the Sunflower seedling.


  • From the shape of the petals, it looks like it just might be sunflower buttercream!


  • Michael199Michael199 Posts: 175

    The head looks very similar, Mary Brown. I'm so sorry I forget to mention that it is 6ft 2". 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,985

    the things in the trough look like rudbeckia.

    If you didn't sow/plant the sunflower it's a seedling from something and will not have a cultivar name. But it's definitely a sunflower. All the annual ones are the same species, just varieties of colour and form

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Michael199Michael199 Posts: 175

    Thanks nutcutlet. The thing is I planted out a couple from the trough a short while ago and they have started to look even more like the Sunflower...Here...image

    And one with a hose nozzle for size comparison...image

  • These are my Rudbeckias Michael imageimageRustic Dwarf and Toto Gold, they appear to have a distinct centre, and your photos are sunflowers.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,985

    those you've planted out look like rudbeckias to me.

    a sunflower seed is a huge thing compared to a rudbeckia seed and completely different in shape. 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Michael199Michael199 Posts: 175

    Thanks everyone. I'll plant out the rest of what is hopefully Rudbekia, (hopefully there's enough time left for them to make it to flowering). It's a complete mystery to me how the Sunflower got there!! 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,985

    gardening is full of mysteries Michael

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,527

    Bird seed. I think a  bird or a squirrel planted it for you.

    The seedlings look like rudbeckias.

  • Michael199Michael199 Posts: 175

    How very true fidgetbones...We have bird feeders with a sunflower seeds in the garden about 12 meters away. Now why didn't I think of that!!! I was so sure it was Rudbekia because I planted them there...that got me on a complete wild goose chase.

    Mysteries abound, nutcutlet. I love it!

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