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Sunflower with multiple heads

22 May 2012
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???




Yes, many sunflower cultivars do have multiple heads.

Posted on 22 May 12 (about 4 years ago)

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 23 May 12 (about 4 years ago)

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:

Posted on 23 May 12 (about 4 years ago)

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

Posted on 23 May 12 (about 4 years ago)

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 (about 4 years ago)

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