ssg978
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Saving a Sunflower

5/12/2016 - A few days ago, my wife was presented a small sunflower that didn't come in a pot. It was the flower on top of an about 15" stalk. We put it in water right away.
Is there a way to save this flower so that we can eventually plant it in a large pot?
We'd appreciate any advice!
Thanks!
Steve

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Re: Saving a Sunflower

I've never heard of sunflower being able to root from the stem. But it is relatively easy to grow from seeds.

If you want to grow in a pot, you probably want to try some of the dwarf varieties intended for pot culture.
There are bunch of sources, but Johnny's has good info pages and growing guides, so I'll reference one here:
https://www.johnnyseeds.com/p-6926-sunny-smile.aspx

Renee's is another one that has some interesting selections I believe.


To "save" the flower, I've heard of burying in silica sand to make dried flower, but I have never tried it myself.
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Re: Saving a Sunflower

Thanks very much. I'll check the link out.
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Steve

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Re: Saving a Sunflower

sunflowers are annuals they die after they flower. The flower is too young to have viable seeds and there are seedless sunflowers now. They are easy to grow from seed.
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Re: Saving a Sunflower

I kind of thought so.
Thank you!



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