Can you beat this ‘monster’ of a sunflower grown by a nine-year-old from Ipswich?

Emmie Taylor next to her 14ft sunflower. Picture: STEVEN TAYLOR

Emmie Taylor next to her 14ft sunflower. Picture: STEVEN TAYLOR - Credit: Archant

A green-fingered youngster from Ipswich is challenging people in the town to beat her 14ft sunflower grown throughout the summer holidays.

Emmie and her father Steven hope to recycle the seeds and smash their 14ft record next summer. Pictu

Emmie and her father Steven hope to recycle the seeds and smash their 14ft record next summer. Picture: STEVEN TAYLOR - Credit: Archant

The towering plant, which currently stands at 14ft high, is almost three times the height of nine-year-old Emmie Taylor.

She decided to plant sunflower seeds in an attempt to grow the tallest sunflower possible by the end of the summer holidays.

Emmie Taylor next to her 14ft sunflower. Picture: STEVEN TAYLOR

Emmie Taylor next to her 14ft sunflower. Picture: STEVEN TAYLOR - Credit: Archant

Now she is asking fellow gardeners to top her impressive plant, which she described as a “monster”.

Emmie said: “I planted it because I really like sunflowers, it’s so high, it’s a monster.”

Her father Steve added: “We’re really proud of Emmie’s sunflower and we think it might be the highest in Ipswich this summer.

“We’re going to save the seeds and try and beat the 14ft next year.

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“We also want to know if anyone else has managed to grow a plant higher than Emmie’s.”

Can you beat it? Send your sunflower photos to newsroom@archant.co.uk