LITTLE Stellan Smith asked for a sunflower “as tall as the house” and was amazed when his dad grew a 20ft one that towers over the roof.
Four-year-old Stellan is pictured with the giant.
His father, project manager Douglas, planted the seed in March during lockdown.
It became the tallest-known sunflower in Britain.
Douglas, 42, of Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, said: “It’s probably got maybe another inch or two left in it.”
He bought the seed from John Butler, who grew North America’s tallest sunflower at over 26ft 8ins.
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