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Monday, October 27, 2008

Sunflower Tree Blooms!

Hooray!! Blooms on the Mexican Sunflower Tree... These blooms are 12 to 15 feet high. We are having some wind gusts today so I stood out there until the blooms bent over so I could get a photo of them. You can see some of the flower buds yet to open. I can hardly wait to photo the tree in full bloom. The last photo I am standing under the tree with the camera zoomed in some. I still can't get close enough to tell if they are fragrant or not, supposed to be Honey/Vanilla...and I need to measure the width of the flower as well.


Olga said...

Ooh, I'm the first to comment :)
Very pretty flowers! I remember picking sunflowers when I was little and eating the seeds.

W. Latane Barton said...

I've never seen a sunflower tree. Very pretty.

fishing guy said...

Darla: That is a really neat flower, nice way to show it off.

Gail said...


That is an impressive bloom...towering over 12 feet! Fragrant, too.


Susie said...

12 to 15 feet tall? That is enormous! It is really pretty. So, how big are those blooms?

Leedra said...

This is beautiful, I do not think it is the same thing I photographed beside the creek bed in Spring City.

Jean said...

I've never heard of a sunflower tree! Love it! Great photos! Jean

Darla said...

Gail, apparently they are supposed to get upwards of 18 feet. Mine took a beating over the tropical storm season.
Susie, I am waiting for a bloom closer to the ground so I can measure it. My husband thinks the first bloom has gotten larger.
I am also waiting to see if it is fragrant or not. I have one in the front yard, one in a pot and two I tossed in the woods to see if it would grow. The ones posted are on the side of the house.

marmee said...

i don't know that i have ever heard of a sunflower tree. if i would've i am sure i would have planted one.
love the all yellow blooms!

Gill - That British Woman said...

I have never seen a sunflower tree either. Do you have to stake them?

Gill in Canada

bennie and patsy said...

I want one where could I buy it?

Valerie said...

Oh my, I want one of these trees. I have never saw one. Thanks for looking at my flowers. My photos do not compare to yours, but we are having our first frost this week, so I decided I better take a few pictures. Is this actually called a sunflower tree?

Shionge said...

Bright sunshine already for me ;)

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