When young Tyler Chandar planted her sunflower seed four months ago, she didn’t expect to have to climb a ladder to take a look at the bloom.
The yellow flower has grown to an impressive 285 cm, which is more than nine foot high.
The eight-year-old was given the seed by her grandmother Stella Gray, who also gave one to each of her other three grandchildren.
With the help of green- fingered grandad, Barry Gray, the children planted them in their grandparents’ Wilstead back garden.
In a quirk of nature, the plants have grown in height in order corresponding to the child’s age.
Tyler’s mum Amanda said: “ Tyler is the oldest and her flower has grown the biggest. She is very proud of it and so is my dad.”