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.

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23 Comments Add yours

  1. Sammy D. says:

    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.

    1. Heyjude says:

      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!

      1. Sammy D. says:

        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.

  2. Lucid Gypsy says:

    They are all beauties, I think its munchkin and suntastic for me, depending on the size 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      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!

  3. I didn’t know there were so many varieties of sunflower. Aren’t they gorgeous. And that grass in your header…wow. It’s so thick and lush, quite unlike our wintery brown lawn.

    1. Heyjude says:

      The grass ‘carvings’ were unusual, there were several areas in the grounds where this had been done in relation to the surroundings.

  4. I love the header, and I love sunflowers. Last sighted here in a vase at the pension office. Favourite? The one with bees.

    1. Heyjude says:

      The bees were everywhere! I love photographing sunflowers 🙂

  5. pommepal says:

    Love this post Jude, sunflowers are my favourite of favourites in the flower world I think Rio Carnival just says sunshine to me, but I do love them all.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Rio for me too, but the rest are lovely, though a lot had already gone over when I took these. I must remember to look up the peoples’ choice.

  6. Sue Slaght says:

    Sunflowers are my favourite flower ever. Fabulous colours, wonderful light, just fantastic!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Glad to make you happy Sue, that was a lovely sunny day and sunflowers always look so cheery.

  7. Patrick says:

    Rio Carnival is stunning. The petals look like flames coming from the sun.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Don’t they just!

  8. I love the Teddy Bear one! I had no idea sunflowers could look like that. What a cheerful display this must be to visit.

    1. Heyjude says:

      The only problem with the Teddy Bear is that it is not so attractive to the bees. But it is so fluffy looking!

  9. Another vote for Teddy Bear – have never seen it before or perhaps, just never noticed one. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Definitely an unusual variety. I shall be interested to know what the people’s choice is.

  10. restlessjo says:

    “I just want to be your te-eddy bear” 🙂 🙂 And may I see the grass, please?

    1. Heyjude says:

      Grass is the header!

      1. restlessjo says:

        I did notice that as I scrolled back. 😦 Got any more shots?

        1. Heyjude says:

          No. It was very hard to photograph. Need to hang above it somehow!

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