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Title: Which Sunflowers To Grow in '10?
Post by: Digitalis on December 13, 2009, 21:00:35
I am going to grow my very first sunflowers in 2010 and I'm currently looking through all the seed catalogues.

There are so many!

I'd like some HUGE ones for my allotment, and some standrard ones for my garden.

Any recommendations?

I like the look of those black ones....
Title: Re: Which Sunflowers To Grow in '10?
Post by: Flighty on December 13, 2009, 21:15:53
Wonderful flowers, and as you can see I grow lots on my plot!  :)

http://flightplot.wordpress.com/2009/07/23/sunflowers/

Next year I'll be growing Earthwalker, Pastiche, Sungold (tall) and Vanilla Ice.
Title: Re: Which Sunflowers To Grow in '10?
Post by: Digeroo on December 13, 2009, 22:24:34
One of my plot neighbour had some super ones quite small with lots of dark flowers.  Lovely.

Love the pictures Flighty.

Title: Re: Which Sunflowers To Grow in '10?
Post by: saddad on December 13, 2009, 23:20:44
As many as you can fit in...  :)
Title: Re: Which Sunflowers To Grow in '10?
Post by: chriscross1966 on December 13, 2009, 23:47:58
Spanish Giant... you can get them on ebay, they are ridiculously big.
Title: Re: Which Sunflowers To Grow in '10?
Post by: budgiebreeder on December 14, 2009, 09:28:34
I got some dwarf ones from the 1 shop .What a huge success they were.Everone must have flowered and i had a bed full of beautiful happy smiling sunflowers all summer long.They grew to about 18".I will certainly look for some next year.















Title: Re: Which Sunflowers To Grow in '10?
Post by: lewic on December 14, 2009, 09:49:43
I had some Velvet Queen from Realseeds.co.uk, they were lovely, late flowering, red-gold colour with loads of flowers, medium size.

Title: Re: Which Sunflowers To Grow in '10?
Post by: bridgehouse on December 14, 2009, 10:08:50

Next year I am going to grow a small sunflower called Tedddy bear,
its a lovely one I think,also may find room for a few larger ones,
These flowers really brighten up your day don't they.
      June.
Title: Re: Which Sunflowers To Grow in '10?
Post by: manicscousers on December 14, 2009, 15:54:49
the best ones we have grown were last year from a 19p pack from netto, lovely dark colours, plus a couple of the ones out of the bird seed, big yellow ones, this year, we used seed from them and had a lovely mix  ;D
Title: Re: Which Sunflowers To Grow in '10?
Post by: Squash64 on December 14, 2009, 16:40:41
Irish Eyes are lovely, only about 18" high, flowers for ages.