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jimbo001
Boston, MA

August 10, 2012
5:54 AM

Post #9236481

have done sunflowers in containers now for a few years. flowers are spectacular but, as i understand, the display is short-lived. this year the choice was "pacino" and "solar chocolate gold". Perhaps the most successful as any I've tried. So... i would like to hear recommendations on the container sunflowers for the longest displays . Any varieties better than the two above? thanks for help

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

August 10, 2012
6:27 AM

Post #9236516

Sorry, have never grown them in containers...

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 10, 2012
7:02 PM

Post #9237266

teddy bear!!!

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/208034/

when I can keep the critters away from them... they are an awesome container plant... most years I fail and someone eats them though .. ground hog got them on us this year.. only stems left in the pot
jimbo001
Boston, MA

August 11, 2012
5:55 AM

Post #9237555

Aw right !! This variety is exactly one i am considering after seeing it in a garden design book. Update on mine: "Solar Chocolate Gold" outperformed "Pacino" ---keeps the leaves better and many more secondary blooms. BTW: my containers are pondside; have had some muskrat issues but plant stands have helped a lot.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 11, 2012
9:08 AM

Post #9237742

oh then they are deer height here... can't win.. LOL
jimbo001
Boston, MA

August 24, 2012
12:04 PM

Post #9252292

of course - mine are in a location where deer can't enter (so far) so i have been lucky - Teddy Bear is on the list for next year

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

August 24, 2012
12:28 PM

Post #9252323

Good luck!
jimbo001
Boston, MA

September 5, 2012
6:38 AM

Post #9265582

thanks - naturally I have to wait 'til next July to see the results - but then... gardeners know we must take the long view!

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