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I have fallen in love...again! With a sunflower, but it is a sunflower with a difference. It's name is Lemon Eclair and it is truly scrumptious! We grow lots of sunflowers, yellow, cream, red, orange, dark almost chocolate. But this one is a little different. It is an early flowering sunflower, which we love as it means we can have sunflowers blooming for longer on the patch than we have previously, but, if possible, it is even more delicious to look at than some of the others we grow. It has caused quite a stir on the Patch, and on my Twitter, and Facebook and Instagram feeds. It has pale creamy lemon petals with a dark chocolatey centre, and a ruffly look to the petals and centre that is quite something.

I also had fun taking macro photographs of it at a course yesterday. To me it looks almost like flames reaching out. 

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It mixes well with bright summer flowers, such as the scabious and alstroemeria in the top shot, a cheerful colour mix of red, blue and orange. Bright bold and beautiful British grown flowers. This was a vase arrangement as a surprise gift for some newly weds. It works equally well with pale pinks and blues as the lemon is light enough to carry these well.

It is our first year growing Lemon Eclair but it certainly won't be the last.

Is there a flower that is making your heart sing at the moment? We certainly hope so, why not let us know in the comments. Sara x

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