Sunflowers- ornamental vs. decorative vs. others!

grandprix1(6)March 15, 2010

I am wanting to grow sunflowers for a fun competition. I have grown sunflowers in the past, but never paid attention to what I was growing. Just bought a packet of seeds and grew them! What is the difference between "ornamental sunflowers" and "decorative sunflowers"? They also have the categories of "large over 12", "medium 6" - 12", and "small 0 - 6".

Do you have specific names of sunflower seeds I should look for that fall into these categories? I have grown Giant Grey Stripe and Mammoth's before.


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Ornamental or decorative are just terms for different hybrid sunflowers. I don't think any one is better than the others. It all depends on what you are looking for. It may be that they are unusual colors or doubles or dwarf.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2010 at 10:28PM
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I found this website, it may help you!

Here is a link that might be useful: Growing Tips

    Bookmark   March 17, 2010 at 7:45AM
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thanks for your responses.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2010 at 12:19AM
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