Suttons is to release a new and exclusive sunflower which it claims is “possibly the tallest sunflower ever produced”.

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Sunflower ‘Giraffe’ (pictured) will be launched for the 2015 season, which has been declared the Year of the Sunflower.

It is said to grow to a height of 17ft (5.2m) and has been “British-bred for British conditions,” according to the Devon-based seed supplier.

Due to be in stores by mid-August and in Suttons’ catalogue in September, seed packets have a RRP of £2.99. Go to www.suttons.co.uk for more details.