Sunflower Plants

Squirrel Took My Sunflower Bud

Anonymous added on July 31, 2015 | Answered

I have a 6 foot sunflower plant that had only one bud and a squirrel destroyed the bud. Is there a way I can encourage another bud to develop? Apparently, this plant is from a previous plant that only got one large bud. Thank you.

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Answered on August 1, 2015

You may get a side shoot, but typically one the terminal bud on these kinds of sunflowers is damaged or removed, the sunflower will not bloom. Even if you do get a side shoot that blooms, the bloom will be out to the side and will not be as big.

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