What are the pros? Large, Beautiful, Easy to Grow
What are the cons? Favorite of the critters.
This sunflower was a joy in my garden. It survived several inches of excess water and seemed to grow under any conditions. Almost all of them grew large seed heads and one grew a lot of smaller flowers in the armpits of branches. I should have pinched those off but I enjoyed it and wanted to see what would happen. All of the flowers were a favorite of pollinators, which was a joy to see. Bunnies ate the parts of the leaves they could get to through the fence when the flowers were young, and I was devastated to discover that critters got to the seed heads before the seeds fully matured and dried for harvest. All the seeds were completely gone. I'm in a community garden, and another plot gardener had another kind of giant sunflower that the critters left alone, so these must have been tasty smelling seeds. I will definitely plant again. They were a true joy to grow, regardless of who or what ended up getting the seeds.
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