Sunflowers at RHS Wisley

Short ones, tall ones, in beds or in containers, from lemon yellow to deep red – there’s such variety to be found in sunflowers. Don’t miss the display and container-grown trial in the Hilltop Borders and look out for the turf art in the grass in between. There was even a ‘People’s Choice’

Helianthus annus ‘Rio Carnival’

Helianthus annus ‘Munchkin’

Helianthus annus ‘Teddy Bear’

Helianthus annus ‘Waooh!’

Helianthus annus ‘Suntastic Jaune Coeur Clair’

So which one gets your vote?

Nalinki at Angles and Views has started #flowersoverflowers where we can share our favourite blossoms of the week. It seems like a good idea to spread some blooms across the Internet. I am more than happy to join in.

23 thoughts on “Sunflowers at RHS Wisley

  1. Breataking, Jude, as they reflect golden sunlight from every petal. I love the ones with rust colors, but your Munchkin photo gets my vote. I don’t know how you shoot into the light without washing out the color, and beyond that the petals themselves are nearly translucent. I’m no judge but this one is a ribbon contender!

    I wonder what color yellows artists would call these . They exude warmth and energy.

    • Thanks Sammy. The new camera seems to cope well with the contrasts and I wanted to capture that translucency. My favourite is the Rio Carnival, I just love that combination of red and yellow, like a giant Helenium!

      • Putting all of them in an array like this is such a vibrant display. I have a new appreciation for the smaller varieties on my walks because of the ways you’ve been featuring them in your posts.

    • Munchkin was quite a big one, the suntastic one medium sized. There are so many different sunflowers and the nice thing about them is that the bees love them all!

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