World's tallest sunflower requires its own scaffolding

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World's Tallest Sunflower Requires Its Own Scaffolding

A gardener from Germany, Hans-Peter Schiffer, broke his own world record with a sunflower measuring 30 feet 1 inch. Before this, he held the record three other times: in 2009, 2012 and 2013.


The thing is so big, it needs its own scaffolding and it's even worthy of a world record, according to Guinness World Records.

"I'd give that a big, green thumbs up," ABC anchor Amy Robach said.

"Yes, it's like Jack and the beanstalk," George Stephanopoulos said.

The German gardener was a bit worried about his record after a thunderstorm brought in some large hail -- but the sunflower was spared.

Another plus -- sunflower seeds are pretty good for you, and we're sure this gardener has plenty.


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