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Q.Question About Homegrown Sunflowers

Zone 34293 | Anonymous added on February 22, 2022 | Answered

In June 2020, we planted seeds from a packet purchased at the local home depot store into our backyard located in Venice Florida. We received months of blooming stalks of sunflowers. We then dried and removed the seeds for later planting. In Dec, 2020, we replanted some of those seeds and have grown more. The question is, the first growth had one bloom per stalk. This time, one stalk has produced multiple flowers and each flower’s stem also has buds. To date, it produced one large flower with the seed bed 10″ in diameter. That flower is currently drying and has been clipped. Now there are 10 more bloomed flowers and each flower stem shows one or two buds on them for a total of 9 more flowers to bloom. Is this normal? My husband has traveled vineyards around the world and has never seen this happen. Several people we have asked have also never seen this happed

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Answered on March 6, 2022

It's not unusual if the original seed was a hybrid. Seeds from plants grown from hybrids will not produce plants identical to the hybrid. Many plants today are hybrids bred to combine the best attributes of two or more plants into one. Then when you plant seeds from those, you could get attributes from any of the combined parents. Here is more:


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