Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Giant Sunflowers

Over the years we have grown many different types of Sunflower.  This one which just popped up in The Old Cottage Garden seems to combine the characteristics of several varieties we have grown here in the past.

It is enormous, already reaching almost 3 metres and still growing. This suggests it is descended in part from these Giant Russian sunflowers we grew a few years ago in The Espaliery.  

It has multiple flowers, suggesting it is also descended from these Lemon Queen sunflowers. which we grew in 2007. But where did the delightful two-tone colouration come from in our new giant?

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