Potted Sunflowers - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by kshardy
June 30, 2010
I received a bouquet of sunflowers. They are really pretty and I would like to plant them in a pot for my patio (I live in an apartment). Will they survive in a pot?


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Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010

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If by bouquet you mean cut flowers, they won't survive. If your bouquet was a plant, it's already blooming. Sunflowers are annuals, plants whose life cycle (vegetative growth, bloom, seed set) is completed in a single growing season. The plant dies at the end of the cycle and a new generation begins with seed germination. So, it won't survive either. However, sunflowers are easy to grow from seed. You might try it yourself!

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