The Q&A Archives: My Poor Sunflowers

Question: I recently planted Sunflowers and they started out great. They now look terrible. The leaves on top are a light brown color and the back of the leaves have black spots. What can I do to save my poor Sunflowers?
Thank You
Linda Watson

Answer: Although we think about sunflowers as growing in the summer months, in Buckeye, they grow best when they are planted in March so they have a chance to mature by June. You can plant again in September and they will flower by Christmas time. I'm afraid your sunflower plants are suffering in the extreme heat. I don't know if they will continue to grow or if they will just die down. Wish I had more encouraging news for you!

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