Mr Fothergill’s announces prize winning sunflower head - measuring as big as a steering wheel…

Company: Mr Fothergill’s
  • Dean’s 1st place sunflower (15½ inches)
  • Kev’s 2nd place sunflower (15 inches)
  • Jon’s 3rd place sunflower (14½ inches)

Over the summer, Mr Fothergill’s ran a competition to grow the largest sunflower head. The competition was open to anyone and any type of sunflower could be grown. Entrants were asked to take a picture of their sunflower head and upload to Facebook and Twitter with evidence of the size. Over 70 entries were received and the results were impressive!

Measuring 15 ½ inches, the winning entry came from Dean who has won £50 worth of Mr Fothergill’s seeds. He said “I’m amazed I won! There were some great sunflower heads entered. This prize will not just benefit me but lots of others too!”

In a close 2nd place, Kev’s entry measured 15 inches and 3rd spot went to Jon with 14 ½ inches who remarked “After carefully growing all summer, battling with hungry slugs, wind and extensive watering, I am really pleased that my sunflower has achieved 3rd prize in the Mr Fothergill’s competition.”

Ian Cross, Mr Fothergill’s retail marketing manager commented “We were delighted with the number of people who took part in our competition - it’s always encouraging to see gardeners getting involved and great to see the results. Well done to all the winners.”

Mr Fothergill’s offers a wide range of sunflowers, including Sunflower Pudsey (RRP £1.99) where 30p from each packet sold will benefit BBC Children in Need. Mr Fothergill’s range of seeds is available from selected garden retailers and online at

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