What are the pros? Pretty flowers, huge leafs
What are the cons? Lots of "blanks" - no kernel
Our plants reached about 10' tall with seed heads 14" across, and look very much like the picture shown. They probably would have grown taller/bigger in a warmer/sunnier area. The plants were extremely heavy and required staking even though the stalks were huge (about 4" across at the base), with relatively small root ball. The seeds dislodge from the head very easily so start falling out as the head bends over. With that, and many blank shells, we were a little disappointed and want to give it another go next year. Perhaps these don't have desirable pollen so weren't pollinated? These were planted next to a different variety of sunflower which did not have the same problem. Checking "not recommending to a friend" based on all the empty shells ... we specifically grew these for snacking ... but will change the rating if we grow again next year and have different results.
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