Another sunflower in January is just what I need! I've intended to post this one ever since September. This is an Italian White Sunflower, from seeds given out at the 2004 Seattle flower & garden show, and quite a nice surprise in the garden last summer. This year, I'll plant them earlier and more of them so I can have some as cut flowers also. This plant was around 4-5 feet tall and had a number of branches with flowers.
The seed packet & my usual catalog says they are thought to be an heirloom variety brought to the US by European immigrants. The catalog also says, though, that they've been observed as a wild desert variety. I didn't research further.
So if you are making your list, maybe you have room for this dainty sunflower.
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