King of the sunflowers 2021

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The late spring & frosts really put us back. Our tallest is barely 2 foot high so far :-doh
 

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Sunflower update:-
1 x 6'2"
1x 6'4"
1x 6'7"
1x 6'10" :)DSCN3666.JPG
 

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Had to move them as the wind was too strong in the previous exposed position,
Tallest is now 7 feet DSCN3667.JPG:)
 

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I have a six footer, the rest four foot. One or two already starting to flower.

I don't expect a good year this time, unless the forecast sunny and warm weather perks them up.
 

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My best two are 6ft with the rest between 4 & 5ft. No sign of flowers yet. Waited until after the frosts to plant them, so they were late going in but are as good as I've ever had.
 

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Mine are very poor this year outdoor ones are only 5ft and potted ones range from five-foot to eight-foot and are flowering already
 

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The new location & rain has helped for my tallest ever Sunflower :)
97 inches = 8 feet 1 inch right hand side,
247 cm.
The one with the flowers at the front is 7 feet 3 inches tall.
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I hesitate to show the majority of mine here, a poor collection, but I do have one seven footer not blooming yet, so all is not lost. A case of wait and see...
 

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Mine are not doing very well this year.The tallest are in flower at about nine foot .There is one that might go up a bit more.The tip of the canes is ten foot.I usually get at least one over ten foot
 

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I have one in the front garden touching 9 foot, but it's going to be multiple flowering, not one large flower. I'll wait a while until it finishes growing.

Meanwhile some "sixes and sevens" out the back -

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Still limping along with shortarse sunflowers. Our tallest one has just about reached 5 feet :-doh
 

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My best one is now 8ft 3in, two more at 8ft and the rest between 6 & 7ft. Flowers have started to form on all of them but they are getting absolutely battered by the wind this afternoon :-ohmy
 

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Mine have not done very well this year.the tallest flowered one has got to about nine foot.
The one near the greenhouse has not flowered yet.that is at about nine half foot six it may get to ten foot.
 

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Only one worth considering as a competitor this year. Nine foot three incher -

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All is not lost,one has got to ten foot.It has three heads on it not open yet.It should go up a bit more yet.
The problem is I cannot get up to tie it to the cane.When the heads open it will probable droop like the others.
 

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That's it from me for this year, 7' 1", not a vintage sunflower season in the Staffordshire Moorlands. IMG_20210820_104241485_HDR.jpg
 

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I have also got one. I do not know who has planted it.
 

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Our tallest one is about 6 foot and may be coming into flower. I shall measure them over the weekend although there may be a little more to come.
 

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