Yes! They're here! The Coconut Ice sunflowers have finally bloomed. There are only two flowers, but I'm just glad they made it, considering the other sunflower troubles I've had this season.
Like my other sunflowers, the Coconut Ice hybrids are in a container and they were grown from seed. My sunflowers seem to do well in pots, but I'm sure they would be taller in the ground. The beauty of containers is that I can move them around and they make a nice little privacy screen from my neighbors. They're not quite as tall as I am (5'2"), and it doesn't look like they'll grow any taller. I'm really pleased with these flowers; I love the contrasting white and chocolate brown colors.
And just so they don't feel left out, this is a picture of my Teddy Bear sunflowers from yesterday. We now have six flowers! They're in a container and the tallest stems have grown to about 3 feet high. They are really pretty and I think they'll be regular flowers in my garden from now on.
I'm so excited about my flowers and am sharing them with Fishtail Cottage's Cottage Flora Thursday today.