Monday, 20 October 2014

Heavy headed Sunflower!

American natives, sunflowers are grown for beauty as well as harvested for seed.  An annual plant, sunflowers have big, daisylike flower faces of bright yellow petals (and occasionally red) and brown centers that ripen into heavy heads filled with seeds.  Some sunflowers grow to over 16 feet in height!  Most sunflowers are remarkably tough and easy to grow as long as the soiil is not waterlogged.  They make excellent cut flowers and many are attractive to bees and birds.  (www.almanac.com)

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