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???
Yes, many sunflower cultivars do have multiple heads.
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?
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
They are different varieties, but started from seeds. I think the seed package was Ferry Morse.
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.
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