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Teddy Bear Sunflower-Dwarf Sunflowers

Teddy Bear Sunflower is maybe the prettiest variety of sunflowers (Helianthus annuus). The big, fluffy, golden yellow flower head of the Teddy Bear looks like a soft cushion. Though the blooms are very heavy, florists make wonderful flower bouquets of these sunny faces.
Teddy Bear Sunflower
They are also called Dwarf sunflowers and that is why I always thought they are small garden plants, until I saw them on the fields. These dwarf sunflowers were somewhat shorter than the usual sunflowers but still taller than me.
Dwarf Teddy Bear Sunflower
I was amazed how little care they need, growing by themselves on the fields (and making a huge profit for the vendors).
Yeah, yeah, that was a mean remark but it's true.

Teddy bear sunflower is a real eye-catcher in the border and its long lasting flowers are even more impressive in a vase.
In the same time they are popular vegetables with their tasty and nourishing seeds.
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See a close-up of those giant sunflowers too.

12 comments:

Dejemonos sorprender said...

Waw, wonderful.. I never saw this type of sunflower. thanks :)

Naturedigital said...

Beautiful sunflowers.
Costas

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

I would like to touch them - they look like yellow & orange powder puffs.

Ann said...

They look like fluffy balls.

Hooked on Memes said...

They are so unusual and lovely. I have never seen Teddy Bear sunflowers.

Easy to grow is my kind of plant.

I want some Teddy Bears in my garden. I'm going to check the seed catalogue to see if they are available in Canada.

Jama said...

It looks like a big powder puff! I've seen them in my country.

Evelyn S. said...

Fabulous sunflowers! Since sunflowers grow here in this area (grown commercially for seed by some farmers), I wonder if these would also grow? I'm going to do some research, if only to find some seeds I could plant myself! Beautiful photos!

Lui said...

First time I saw them and they look better than the big ones. And I love to munch on those healthy seeds!

Jenn Valmonte said...

Pretty flowers!

My share for the Macro Flowers Saturday meme is now posted.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful sunflowers.

SquirrelQueen said...

I have never seen this variety before, it is stunning. Great shots Maia.

My garden haven said...

I love all your sunflower photos, Maia. This teddy bear variety is my favourite.
Rosie

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