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Plant Identification: SOLVED: how TALL is this sunflower do You think???

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mingsmimi
Sharpsville, PA
(Zone 5a)

January 17, 2002
2:36 AM

Post #21346

This is my grandfather(6foot3)and dad(23 months) have you ever seen one this tall? Dad is now almost 71 so, its an old photo. Wonder what kind of sunflower it is?? Look at the size of those leaves!!!

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MsBatt
Florence, AL
(Zone 7a)

January 17, 2002
2:37 AM

Post #194234

I've heard tell that the one called Paul Bunyan will reach 14 feet.
Glory
Biloxi, MS
(Zone 8b)

January 17, 2002
3:43 AM

Post #194265

Mimi,
That is one tall plant.

mark
Antrim, Northern Ire
United Kingdom
(Zone 8b)

January 17, 2002
10:03 PM

Post #194647

it could be the original helianthus giganteus before breeders got their hands on it and turned it into dozens of varieties.

there is one in my seed catalog called
Helianthus uniflorus giganteus which grows to 10 feet +. I assume by the name it means one flower like the one in the photo.

Mark
mingsmimi
Sharpsville, PA
(Zone 5a)

January 17, 2002
10:16 PM

Post #194661

wow! thanks for the info!!!
Wingnut
Spicewood, TX
(Zone 8b)

January 18, 2002
1:05 AM

Post #194785

Oh, my gosh! I held a ruler up to your pic (the bigger one that showed up when I clicked on the one above) and guestimated that your grandpa's image was 2cms tall and the flower was FIVE cms tall!!! That translates to fifteen and a half feet!!! WOW!!!!! Wish I had some seeds of that sucker!!
mingsmimi
Sharpsville, PA
(Zone 5a)

January 18, 2002
1:22 AM

Post #194797

You did the math!!!! Good job!!!. And did you notice there is one right behind him too. . that was probably more than likely taken at my great~ grandfathers farm...so, maybe they had a little help with something farmie in the soil? I still think its a cool picture and I wanted to share it ...Its a mighty big one thats for sure!
Evert
Helsinki
Finland
(Zone 4b)


January 18, 2002
11:20 AM

Post #194977

That's so neat! What a pity that they didn't save any seeds.. Or did they? :)
mark
Antrim, Northern Ire
United Kingdom
(Zone 8b)

January 18, 2002
11:55 AM

Post #194987

the seeds I mentioned are available from Chilterns seeds.

Mark
mingsmimi
Sharpsville, PA
(Zone 5a)

January 18, 2002
11:58 AM

Post #194993

never heard of them...could I have a tad more detail? thanks! Am VERY interested in trying. have a good day
Wingnut
Spicewood, TX
(Zone 8b)

January 18, 2002
3:31 PM

Post #195080

Here's Chiltern Seeds Garden Watchdog page: http://gardenwatchdog.com/c/221/ And here's the listing http://www.edirectory.co.uk/chilternseeds/pages/moreinfo.asp?Table=Product&RecordID=1510943 They only say it gets to 10 feet, but maybe with "something farmie" in the soil... ;-)

BTW, I checked my SSE yearbook (the 1999 one ~ the only one I can find right now) and they have a "Giant Size" listed: "very large flower, large yield of good to eat seeds, have had some grow to 15' tall, I've been growing for years." I couldn't afford to send in my member dues for this year. ;-( Maybe next year? Is anybody here a member? Can you check this year's yearbook to see if they're still there?
mingsmimi
Sharpsville, PA
(Zone 5a)

January 19, 2002
12:52 AM

Post #195328

thanks for all your effort you& everyone went through! Appreciate it. :)

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