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Fair Oaks, CA

November 7, 2008
4:50 AM

Post #5761726

Do you get many different types of sunflowers each year, that are not at all like the ones you planted? I also have noticed that the red and orange colors seem to breed out. Guess I'll have to just keep buying some red ones and keep introducing them. I have found some wild ones that grow along the hyway around Woodland, california, they seem to be very drought tollerant as they get no water all summer and thrive. I got some seed from some and will give them a try next spring. My sunflower forest was the center of my garden!

thanks for your article.

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Rose Lodge, OR
(Zone 8b)

November 7, 2008
5:05 PM

Post #5763183

I have a patch of reds that come back but maybe that's because they are off on their own a bit. But I'll watch next summer to see whether you're right about the cross-marrying!

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