- This sunflower has a bright yellow outer petals and a green centre.
- The flower head is about 10-15 cm diameter
- The plant can grow to about 4-5 ft tall.
Here's how I grow sunflowers from seeds:
The best way to grow sunflowers is to scatter the seeds on the ground. Sunflowers grown on the ground and under the full sun will usually reach their optimum height and flower size. If space is a problem, then we need to start them in containers.
Sunflowers grown in containers will be of shorter height and have smaller flower heads. But if you only have a handful of seeds and scatter them on the ground, the birds and other wildlife may find it and eat away all the seeds! It had happened to me before, hence I am documenting this method of starting seeds in containers.
“How I grow sunflowers in Malaysia”, a copyrighted post, was written for My Nice Garden blog by Autumn Belle @ http://www.mynicegarden.com/ on October 12th, 2012.
Some people select the most healthy seedling and thin out (dispose off) the rest. I find that I can use all the 5 seedlings and they had transplanted well.
If you have more space in your garden, grow sunflowers on the ground. The plants will grow taller, stronger and the flower heads are also larger as compared to growing in a container.
The back turns from green to yellow and the petals dry up.