Menu. Sunflower Growing Competition: There are three entry categories: 1. These produce many flowers over the season. Armed with a small pot, compost disc and a few seeds, the 6 week challenge is to grow the tallest sunflower. The centers are almost black. Trending HGTV Dream Home 2021. (Helianthus annuus) EXCLUSIVE – These grand giants are fun and easy to grow with dramatic results.Kids of all ages will love them! Posted 1st May 2019. He is now just four inches off the world record. Some of the … We were amazed by the height of the winning sunflowers - Both Alice O'Neill's and Emily Oreto's seemed to be exactly 3m 54 cm. ‘It is frustrating as we are only a day or two of sunshine away from it growing the five inches needed. From Surrey to Kent and Wales, there are a handful of beautiful spots for visitors to explore (and pick) the sunshine-yellow flowers. The British record for the tallest sunflower stands at 26ft, just under 8m, and its flowers opened up alongside the television aerial on a terraced house in Wigan in 2014. Runners-up are Hollie Hunter, aged 3, from Larne with a mighty 3m60cm sunflower, and Evie Stirling, aged 10, also from Larne, with a blooming 3m56cm tall sunflower. The Sunflower patch will be open from 9 till 5 every day. He said: ‘This sunflower has been 30 years in the making. Published using the Bootstrap theme by Will WoodgateBootstrap theme by Will Woodgate Throughout August, triumphant yellow sunflower fields bloom right around the UK, creating the most extraordinary sights. And while still in the hunt for the sunflower record, he has already smashed the British one. 2021 Color Trends. photos by Gregg. Six sunflowers were measured with a total height of 42 ft 8 inches, with the tallest sunflower measuring 7 ft 7 in. Its average height is about 6.5 feet, but has been seen to grow up to 16 feet tall! Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. Branching sunflowers. But Mr Hope, 67, of Wigan, who has been growing giant sunflowers for 30 years, is still optimistic of stealing the crown. Most people like to think of sunflowers as tall beams not really suited for gardens. The comments below have been moderated in advance. Dwarf sunflower types only grow to be about 3 feet tall and are perfect for small spaces such as garden boxes and planters. The tallest sunflower by July the 31st is the winner….. All sunflowers will be watered on your behalf but you can visit and talk to your flower or give it extra TLC as you feel free. Check out your local agricultural or village shows for tallest sunflower contests. Cuomo complains about lack of vaccine supply from federal government and fears they could run out of shots in three days, Now Israel begins to give COVID jabs to TEENAGERS after giving at least first dose of vaccine to 30% of its population, 'I've been wanting to come on your show for months': Dr. Fauci tells Rachel Maddow that he was 'blocked' by Trump officials from appearing on her MSNBC show because 'they didn't like the way you handle things', Life after Lupo for Kate and Wills: The Cambridges get a new spaniel puppy from her brother James Middleton, Kate Middleton's sister Pippa Middleton recycles $135 Zara coat and skinny jeans as she wraps up warm to walk dogs following reports 'she's pregnant with second child', Douglas Emhoff says it was 'love at first sight' with VP Kamala Harris and the campaign trail brought them 'closer than ever' - as he predicts many more men will hold the post of Second Gentleman, 'They were this brazen because they thought they'd succeed': AOC lashes Texas man, 34, who tweeted threat to ASSASSINATE her and posted a selfie inside US Capitol during MAGA riot, 'We need help!' Anyone can join in and have a chance at winning some super prizes! New study by Boston researchers says you can blame it on your ethnicity. The competition is open to all children up to and including the age of eleven who are either resident ... It has got to the stage now where I’ve got this super strain generating giant ones.’. Have fun helping us raise awareness and vital funds to continue providing hospice care and support across Somerset. The shoes went to Miles Nadal, a Canadian collector and businessman. The objective is to make a brighter area for the benefit of all citizens and visitors. Just 3 days left to enter the Thompson & Morgan tallest sunflower competition! The winner will be whoever grows the tallest sunflower. Standing 26ft tall, it is currently just four inches off the world record of 26 ft 4in, set by German Hans-Peter Schiffer in 2009. News Grow the tallest sunflower.