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Sunflower Care & Handling

Nobody likes a wilted sunflower! With these sunflower care tips, taking care of sunflowers is easier than ever. Plant, water, and watch your sunflower grow to new heights.

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The Lifecycle of a Sunflower
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Seedling

The first phase of the sunflower's life cycle is as a seedling. About 3 days after the seed is planted, it germinates and the case begins to split as the roots shoot out and push further down into the soil.

Shoot

After about a week, a shoot will sprout out of the soil, reaching slowly for the sun. Shortly after the shoot appears, the leaves will begin to open; the stem and leaves will continue to grow larger and wider as time continues.

2

Bud

As the seedling continues to grow, eventually, a bud will be noticeable. The bud will begin to slowly unfold as the flower head opens.

3

Bloom

Finally, as the flower head opens fully, the beauty of the sunflower can be appreciated at its prime.

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Wilt

After a long season, the petals will start to wilt. Eventually the whole flower will shrivel, where the seeds will then be released and scattered in the ground.

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Regrowth

Once the sunflower seed settles in an ideal spot, the sunflower life cycle will start all over again.

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