Wednesday Wonder: Super Sunflowers!
This weekâ€™s special wonder is one of the most cheerful flowers youâ€™ll ever see â€“ the super sunflower. One of Flower Belleâ€™s
very favourites! We love sunflowers here in Bellevue, because even on a rainy day, they bring some jolly sunshine to the garden.
Though sunflowers look like one giant flower, theyâ€™re made up of thousands of tiny flowers. The big yellow petals protect the little flowers in the middle when the plant is growing. Look closely and youâ€™ll see that the tiny flowers make a groovy spiral pattern.
What do sunflowers smell like?
Sunflowers arenâ€™t just beautiful, theyâ€™re useful, too! Their seeds can be cooked and eaten as a snack or you can squish them to make cooking oil.
In summer, sunflowers grow fast and they can grow very tall. The world record for the tallest sunflower is over 8 metres â€“ as tall as a small tree! Why not see if you can grow a record-breaking sunflower?