Propagation forum: Mexican sunflower

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Name: Terri Osipov
Rome, Georgia (Zone 7b)
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IJsbrandtGA
Aug 12, 2017 11:20 AM CST
Hello, I grew Mexican sunflowers for the first time last year. They got really big and put on lots of blossoms. This year I have several of them but they don't have any blossoms and they are all 10 feet Plus in height. Does anyone know why they may not be blossoming? They are planted in the same or close to the same place that I grew them last year.
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Aug 12, 2017 1:34 PM CST
Are you sure those are the same thing that you had last year?

Looks like empress tree to me.
Name: Terri Osipov
Rome, Georgia (Zone 7b)
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IJsbrandtGA
Aug 12, 2017 4:57 PM CST
stone said:Are you sure those are the same thing that you had last year?

Looks like empress tree to me.


Hi Stone! Well, I think so, but I can't swear to it. I planted the Mexican Sunflowers last year and only one plant came up. I gathered some of the seed but then let some of the seed drop in place. Not one of the three that are growing have any blossoms which leads me to believe that perhaps they are Empress trees. Soooo....what next? If in fact it is a tree it's not in a good place - right next to a small goldfish pond near the corner of my garage. By the way, if they are Empress trees when would I expect to see the purple or white blossoms? Or, are they something that come along after a few years when the tree is more mature? Uh oh. Sighing!
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