Wednesday 17 August 2011

Sunflower Soars To 23ft And Heads For World Record

It hasn't exactly been a blazing summer, but this sunflower doesn't seem to have noticed. It has shot up to a height of 23ft despite a distinct lack of the sunshine on which its species famously thrives. With no sign of it slowing down, the giant bloom could soon break the world record height for a sunflower of 26ft 4in.

The sunflower towers over the back garden of Eve Fielding from Margate, Kent, UK, who expected it to grow no bigger than the 12ft her other efforts have tended to reach over the years. When it passed that mark and kept going the 48-year-old grandmother nicknamed it the Eiffel Flower.

1 comment(s):

NotMarian said...

I can't grow a sunflower without the darned squirrels eating the head off before it reaches its full height.