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Are sunflowers toxic?

Posted by ascoli (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 21, 07 at 23:34

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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RE: Are sunflowers toxic?

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.


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RE: Are sunflowers toxic?

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


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RE: Are sunflowers toxic?

Thanks for the help!


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