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Velvet Queen?


By Mamagem

Velvet Queen? (Helianthus annuus (Sunflower))

Love these red sunflowers, did I get the name right? I planted these last year, and this one volunteered from the seeds. I had to move it because the seeds fell outside the garden, so it is shorter than usual. Still just as beautiful.

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I didn't realize until after the photo loaded how orange it looks. It is more burgundy in real life, but the sunlight made it hard to get a picture of the true color.

2 Aug, 2009


looks great mamagem, take some of my pics when sun going so brightness doesnt affect pic, try it and see :o)

2 Aug, 2009


Thanks Sandra, I will try that next time.

2 Aug, 2009



2 Aug, 2009


thank you

3 Aug, 2009


Does it have any secondary heads? The velvet queens usually do...It looks like it.

7 Aug, 2009


It doesn't have any more heads, but it's parent plant from last year did. I had to transplant it at a bad time, so it was traumatized and looks now as if it is dying.
:( The petals have all fallen off and it isn't getting any taller. The mother got to be around seven to eight feet tall last year. This one is only around three feet tall.

9 Aug, 2009

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