Are sunflowers toxic?

ascoliJune 21, 2007

So, I'm delighted that my sunflowers are 2-3 ft. tall and healthy. I have some basil, parsley, and tomatoes growing adjacent. A friend was touring the garden and said, "Dude, you need to move that stuff. Sunflowers give off a weird toxin and things growing too close will die."

Help? I'm a relatively newbie. Is my friend true? Should I move the plants?

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leaveswave(.)

Never heard of it, never seen it. Maybe your dude-friend has been smoking sunflowers or something. ;-)

Actually, I think I know what he's talking about, got his facts a bit confused, and some quick 'n' basic research with your favorite search engine will give you the answer.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2007 at 8:47AM
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rubybaby43(z4 MN/n. metro)

I posed a question recently that brought around similar conversation. There is a link in this thread that might help. Scroll down to luvmydaisies reply. It is regarding the hulls from the seeds...but maybe that was what your friend was thinking.
Kristy :)

Here is a link that might be useful: Plants below bird feeder

    Bookmark   June 22, 2007 at 10:30AM
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ascoli

Thanks for the help!

    Bookmark   June 24, 2007 at 8:50AM
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