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Purple stem sunflower

Posted by statenislandpalm7a 7a (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 12, 11 at 12:19

Hi I have been growing sunflowers for a few years now and last year I saved my seeds from my russian mammoth sunflowers. They may have been crossed with local sunflowers. This spring One sunflower seedling showed purple stems a characteristic that i have seen before but it usually fades.

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originally the whole stem was completly purple
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leaf

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flower bud


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RE: Purple stem sunflower

  • Posted by izhar Karachi 11a (My Page) on
    Mon, Jun 13, 11 at 6:43

interesting.... it should be a dark colored one...


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You had better keep us posted on this plant! I'm so curious about it.


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I dont know too much about sunflowers, but I do know that there are some with darker colors. I think thats what you have in that pic! Looking forward to seeing what you have!


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Once it flowers I will post pics. I Know there are different color sunflowers. I found a pic of one with all purple petals maybe that what I will get

Here is a link that might be useful: flower


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Would love to see how this flower looks now...


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Curious, did you have a frost or near frost several days before the pictures with the purple were taken?


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albert no there was no frost. I know cold can cause some purple in plants but its been 80 or above for most of the past month and its still purple.

It flowered

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I think it is a hybrid between velvet queen a variety that is short branching and has brown flowers and Russian mammoth a tall variety that I grew last year and from which I collected seeds from. the result was a tall, branching, 2 color sunflower.


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Wow, beautiful colors! I really do love the look of sunflowers!


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Thanks alex. It has multiple heads too so it will keep blooming most of the summer


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What a beauty! Thanks for the pic.


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