If you want to know a little more about the rather brilliant way that sunflowers do manage to follow the sun, this great clip explains it:
But it’s not just Dutch masters and solar scientists they’ve inspired. ‘See-if-you-can-grow-the-tallest-sunflower’ competitions are, like the plants themselves, an annual event across the world. Normally, with a little care, plenty of fertilizer and lots of sunshine, a sunflower might reach around 1.5-4.5 metres, but Hans Peter-Schiffer would look on such a puny effort with a smug, if consolatory, smile.
A gardener from Karst in Germany (and clearly one with the very greenest of green fingers), Hans holds the world record for a sunflower he grew in 2014 – it reached a dizzying 9.17 metres (31ft 1in). That’s twice as tall as a giraffe! And giraffes may be precisely what you’ll need to bear in mind if you want to challenge Hans for that record. Sunflower Giraffe is a new variety that can routinely reach a neck-straining 5 metres. But if you fancy something a little more manageable, how about smaller strains such as Teddy Bear (at a cute 60-90cm) or Big Smile (at a Lilliputian 30cm)?
Enter our sunflower growing competition and you could WIN £100 WORTH OF GARDEN VOUCHERS PLUS A FREE SONGBOOK! for your school!
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