Why are my Sunflowers dying?

rayinmaryland(z7Maryland)June 1, 2006

I just bought an 18" Sunflower plant with 5 blossoms about 3-4" wide. I planted the Sunflower 2 weeks ago in Miraclegrow potting soil in 1/2 sun. I water every day. The blossoms are wilting and dying. The temperature is between 80 & 90 degrees. What have I done wrong?

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triple_b(BC 5b)

If it is in only half-sun, you may be overwatering. If it were in full sun I could see watering every day (Depends on the size of the pot too, of course). Check first; sometimes I lift my pots a bit to see how heavy they are with water. Or stick your finger deep into the soil. While half-sun would not cause the flowers to wilt and die, they certainly appreciate more sun than that. Six hours of direct ought to keep them happy. How is the humidity?

    Bookmark   June 1, 2006 at 8:19PM
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