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Sunflower with multiple heads

Tuesday, 22 May 12 Storms 28°C / 82°F

All my sunflowers are normal except for one. It has 3 heads on top and other heads coming out down the stalk at each leaf. Is this normal???


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Helianthus annuus


  • anelson

    anelson wrote:

    Yes, many sunflower cultivars do have multiple heads.

    Posted on 22 May 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • Mesara

    Mesara wrote:

    WOW! I had no idea. Is it caused by something or just random chance? Like I said, all the other ones are normal. I was wondering if I did something wrong (or right) that caused this?

    Posted on 22 May 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • anelson

    anelson wrote:

    Did you plant a mix of different varieties? Or plant seeds you saved yourself that might have gotten cross pollinated? I think it is just random genetics.

    see my last summer’s sunflowers: http://myfolia.com/plantings/205434-sunflower-helianthus-annuus

    Posted on 23 May 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • Mesara

    Mesara wrote:

    They are different varieties, but started from seeds. I think the seed package was Ferry Morse.

    Posted on 23 May 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • Cherokee_Motley

    Cherokee_Motley wrote:

    Almost everything sun flower I have grown has multiple heads, I think it is only the classic giant yellow one which only has a single head.

    I actually prefer the multiple heads, you can cut two and leave one for the birds.

    Posted on 24 May 12 (almost 3 years ago)

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