Gardening Know How Questions & Answers -

Sunflower heads are not flowering

I am trying to find out why my sunflower heads are not flowering. Out of a dozen plants that came up, only one has actually flowered. Is there somewhere I can find pictures of what various pests do to sunflowers? I have tried to upload two pictures of the heads. Any hints would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

1 Comment (Open | Close)

1 Comment To "Sunflower heads are not flowering"

#1 Comment By Downtoearthdigs On 08/23/2016 @ 7:30 pm

This is most likely due to the Sunflower Midge insect.
I would recommend you contact your County Extension Office to inquire on the best treatment in your region.
Here are some links for you with more information.


Article printed from Gardening Know How Questions & Answers:

URL to article:

URLs in this post:

[1] :

[2] :

[3] :

Have any questions about this topic? Visit us at to ask your questions and get friendly answers from gardening experts.

You can also find us at:
'Like' us on Facebook:
Follow us on Twitter: - @gardenknowhow
Follow us on Pinterest:

Copyright © 2019 Gardening Know How Questions & Answers. All rights reserved.