Drooping Sunflowers

When the sunflowers in our garden first bloomed they stood tall with their flower heads facing forward. Recently, the flower heads have started to droop, causing some of them to fall off.

What’s causing  the sunflowers to droop?

“They’re heavy,” Jeanne Nolan said. “It’s simply the weight that’s causing them to droop.”

At her home, Nolan says she grows mammoth sunflowers, which can get up to 15-feet tall, and they droop about four feet.

While the drooping is normal, it was still sad to see a few of the sunflowers lose their flower heads in the process and one sunflower snap in half due to its weight. But we still have many other sunflowers to enjoy until the end of the season.