How Tall Is Your Sunflower?

I love growing sunflowers as they are such a cheerful flower and they remind me of my wedding. We placed little boxes on the tables for the guests with sunflower seeds inside and it was great to hear from our friends and family after the wedding to find out how the seeds had got on.

This year I have been growing sunflowers with my school gardening club and their tallest plant is 68cm.

The sunflowers in my garden are getting quite tall now and the tallest is 147cm from the bottom of the stem to the tip of the petal.

If any of you are growing sunflowers I would love to hear how tall they are – I may even produce a certificate for the tallest sunflower owner, so get measuring today and then leave a comment letting me know how tall your sunflower is.

If you want to grow sunflowers then Thompson & Morgan supply sunflower seeds.

  1. Right now, all of my sunflowers are “volunteers.” The tallest is only 4 feet tall. By August, though, we’ll see!

    Comment by BoggyWoggy – July 12, 2007 @ 3:19 am

  2. Hi BoggyWoggy,
    Aren’t you lucky to have volunteer sunflowers. It sounds like the challenge is on to see whose is the tallest by August! Thanks for commenting and letting me know the height of your sunflowers.
    Sara @ farmingfriends

    Comment by Sara @ Farming Friends – July 12, 2007 @ 8:12 am

  3. Sara

    I have enjoyed your sunflower pictures. I am thrilled to have discovered a sunflower in amongst the raspberries, today. It is only 52cm high, but I hope it will flower.


    Comment by Cynthia – July 24, 2007 @ 7:17 am

  4. Hi Cynthia,
    Pleased that you have found a lovely sunflower and have measured it too. Now that the sun is out it may grow even taller.
    Sara @ farmingfriends

    Comment by Sara @ Farming Friends – July 24, 2007 @ 7:56 am

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  6. I have planted 3 seeds for myself, fiance and 1year old daughter. We have named them all and they are flying off freya,s is about 2 ft high now and we are trailing brilliant. will post some pics soon

    Comment by Frazwario – May 24, 2008 @ 11:40 pm

  7. My mummy and I planted some sunflowers in our small greenhouse earlier on in the year. They are now 8.5 foot tall!!! We can’t believe it. My mummy has had to put 2 canes on them (tied together!) AND they haven’t even got their head on the top yet so they are still growing. We have another 2 which are about the same height, we can’t wait to see how big they will get by the end of August!!

    Comment by Emma Boult – July 29, 2008 @ 9:56 am

  8. Hi Emma,
    Thank you for visiting my site and leaving a comment.
    Wow your sunflowers are very tall. I look forward to hearing how tall they are at the end of August. It would be great to see some photos if you have any maybe you’d like to send them to farmingfriends.
    Kind regards
    Sara @ farmingfriends

    Comment by Sara @ Farming Friends – July 30, 2008 @ 9:07 am