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Old 06-19-2008, 08:14 PM
Location: Lexington
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I planted some seeds in a pot thinking maybe I'd get something. Well They took of, I have 6-7 sunflowers about to bloom, however it looks as if they are dying. The stems and leaves are dying and the one sunflower that has bloomed is losing it pedals. I leave them out on the deck all day and water everyday. Are they getting too much sun? Too much water?
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Old 06-19-2008, 09:44 PM
Location: Out there somewhere...
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Since you didn't mention how you're growing them, pots or ground, how much water they're getting, etc, so try this website and see if it has answers for your situation...Growing Sunflowers
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Old 06-20-2008, 06:43 PM
Location: on an island
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Sunflowers are supposed to slowly lose their petals as they ripen and form seeds.
But obviously their stems should remain okay. Are they in a big enough pot?
You say you are watering every day. Maybe it's too much? Not sure.
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Old 06-20-2008, 06:57 PM
Location: Texas
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How big are they? I'm thinking they might be overcrowded if they're all in one pot.

I started most of my sunflowers in a pot and then transplanted them into the ground outside, where they're doing great!

I did plant some Russian Mammouth Sunflower seeds directly into the ground, though. DANG, are those things HUGE!!!! Every time I think I'm going to finally see the flower, nope, more leaves and stalk, hahahahahaha.
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:18 PM
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My buddy got a sunflower while he was in the hospital and it got badly root bound, I just transplanted it but all the pedals on the top flower are dry. It hasn't come out of shock from being root bound or the transplant and I was just wondering if it will likely recover the moisture in the pedals or should I top it and just let the lower flowers thrive? Lol
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