I've always wanted to grow sunflowers in my patio. I sowed some seeds expecting to see large big and tall plants with sunny blooms.
I've grown them before in my parent's garden. They were about 7 feet tall and laden with huge flowers.
When the ones in my patio started producing buds when they were barely 1 foot tall, I was rather surprised.
Now that the petals have appeared, I am shocked. These aren't sunflowers! They are small and certainly look nothing like the photo on the packaging!
These below are the real deal. They were taken in France but I have grown similar ones here before.