Thursday, July 28, 2011

Introducing Coconut Ice Sunflowers




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.

15 comments:

  1. The Cocoanut Ice is lovely. What a beautiful name for a beautiful sunflower. The teddy bear is right not to be left out.
    Ann

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  2. Coconut Ice is definitely on my list "to buy" for next year...I've had so much fun watching the saga of yours, and the blooms are gorgeous!

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  3. I was drooling over your Coconut Ice sunflowers - then I saw the Teddy Bears! Adorable!

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  4. Coconut Ice is a very pretty sunflower. Like you, I had sunflower woes this year. Mine were doing good, then got damped off in our wet spring. Sad to see them go.

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  5. Soooo..Pretty! I love that Coconut sunflower and the Teddies are cute too! I'll have to remember to add them to my list as well for next year.

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  6. That is such a lovely variety of sunflower! The 'ice' name fits so perfectly...Beautiful!

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  7. Those Coconute sunflowers are really pretty! I had bird seed sunflowers that the squirrels chewed the heads off of. I managed to enjoy a few flowers before the squirrels stole them. I wonder how they ran off with them!! They were so big and heavy.

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  8. I love your sunflowers!!! I am growing the mammoth sunflower. Should start blooming in the next weeks. But I really love yours. I have not seen them before!

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  9. Oh you lucky girl!! My girlfriend and I were coveting these in the catalog this spring - kicking myself for not ordering! I will next year! They are gorgeous and I love to hear they've done well for you in pots...I'll give them a try for sure ;)

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  10. Hi Bumble! So glad you shared the sunflower pictures...I remember your post from a few weeks before and how interested I was to see the blooms... Wow they are both really nice but I LOVE Cocunut Ice. I want to get that one next year. Did you just buy the seeds or was it already started and came from a nursery or something? Love your idea for your edible hostess gift too! Creative!

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  11. @Cat and @igardendaily--thanks for stopping by, and thanks for the nice words on the sunflowers. Definitely try Coconut Ice sunflowers. I started these--and all my sunflowers-- from seed. I planted four seeds, but only two grew.

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  12. Wow - this is a gorgeous sunflower! Thanks so much for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday's last week! Hope to see you again this upcoming week! xoxo, tracie

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  13. Do you remember where you got the seeds? Having a little trouble finding them?

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  14. Sorry, I am having trouble finding them.

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