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Sunflower top chewed off before blooming

Posted by muskie34 none (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 20, 14 at 12:53

The top of my mammoth sunflower (4ft tall) was chewed off last night before even blooming. Will the top continue to grow? Should i re-plant the part that was chewed off and will that grow? what can i do to save this flower?

thanks for the help!

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RE: Sunflower top chewed off before blooming

It should send out lateral branches which will both flower but with slightly smaller heads. And the whole plant will probably be somewhat shorter than it might have been, but as it's a mammoth, that still should be fairly tall. I have in recent years been purposely pruning some of my taller plants to achieve a greater fullness, and somewhat lessen the need for staking. Not that a sunflower much needs staking. :) And I wouldn't bother trying to get the chewed off top to grow.

RE: Sunflower top chewed off before blooming

Thanks for the info!

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