The other day I walked to my neighbor James home, (James is under 20 years old and he is already an avid gardener) and asked him if I could take a photo of this super huge sunflower. He let me do it and I want to share it with you today.
If you happened to walk or drive by and see one of these majestic flowers on your way, stop and enjoy the view. They are gigantic and there is no way you can miss them. They are also a great source of food for birds, squirrels, humans and God knows what other creatures. These are the findings of my stats researched.
Annual: Yes, therefore, you must purchase your seeds in the garden center and plant them in the ground once the danger of spring frost is past.
Hardiness: Will not survive the winter.
Deer Resistant: Unfortunately, no, deer’s, squirrels and birds love the seeds as well.
Full Sun: Yes
Partial Sun: No
Bloom Time: Summer to Fall
Size: It can grow from 7 feet tall and beyond and the circumference of the flower can measure 25” plus.
Water Needs: Low water needs
Good Companion Plants: Any plant that grow smaller than this.
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