are among my favourite flowers but neither have really done as well as I hoped this year.
I think that this is a cosmos bipinnatus Gloria but it’s only a foot high with a few flowers that are just a couple of inches diameter, rather than three feet with flowers bigger than a CD.
The yellow cosmos bipannatus Xanthos is another small plant and flower, but they have been flowering all summer. I’ll hopefully collect some seed and try again next year.
These sunflowers (helianthus annuus) have flowered during the past week.
This all yellow one is waist high with a small saucer sized flower.
The one below with a dark centre is over six feet high but with an equally small flower.
Happy gardening, and have a good weekend!
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