This year we planted sunflowers in one of the flower beds in front of our house. Rather than the usual huge yellow variety, we selected some that would have a bit of a colour mix in them.

IMG_8857Because of their height, it is good that we didn’t plant any directly in front of the window. The flowers are about 10cm in diameter and the outer petals range from an orange-yellow to a sort of purple-red.

One plant clearly came from a rogue in the seed mix, because its flowers are closer to those of a standard yellow sunflower, and it has grown almost twice as tall, about 3m in total height!

IMG_8858We’re considering planting something similar next year, and maybe milkweed to fill the front gap with some vegetation.

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