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Sunflower 'Jammie Dodger'


Sunflower 'Jammie Dodger' (Helianthus annuus (Sunflower))

First sunflower of the year.



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Unusual colouring. Pretty.

24 May, 2021

 

Very pretty close up, Wylie. I’m liking the colouring too.

24 May, 2021

 

What a great name, like the flower too.

24 May, 2021

 

This is one of those with lots of side buds, so there will be flowers for a long time.

25 May, 2021

 

Beautiful, Wylie! I have a couple of seeds that just have germinated in a tub on the balcony! 😂

29 May, 2021

 

I have another from this set of seeds, and it looks like it will be a shade of yellow. It is surprisingly short - about 3½ feet tall.

29 May, 2021

 

When I was working with my friend Gerry on his allotment we had lots of, what I called, multi-headed Sunflowers. Before then I hadn't seen them before. They were quite often very tall plants & some got blown over during summer storms. There were however some that were a lot shorter.

We also grew some varieties that had double flowers & a variety that didn't even reach waist high!

I won first prize one year for the tallest sunflower on the allotments field! It was a self-sown seed that reached about 7-8ft high. As it was growing on the edge of our tomato bed it obviously benefited from all the extra water & tomato feed because I did nothing more than remove a few of the lowest buds that I could reach. It wasn't grown for the competition into which anybody on the allotments field who had sunflowers was automatically entered. At that time I didn't even know of such a competition!

I still have a photo Gerry took of me holding the bottle of wine I won in front of the winning sunflower! He framed it & gave it to me.

30 May, 2021



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