Sunflowers are one of the cheeriest and brightest flowers that exist, but this one is a gardener’s dream.
This 30-foot, 1-inch tall plant stands tall in the town Karst in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany and is now officially the tallest sunflower in the world. According to Guiness World Records, the plant has been cared for by Hans-Peter Schiffer, a gardener who has grown several record-breaking plants since 2009.
The sunflower almost didn’t make it through a severe thunderstorm, which stripped away some of its leaves.
The local fire brigade was called in to help with the process of measuring the sunflower, which was supported by a towering multi-level scaffolding platform. Even though it’s broken a record, Schiffer thinks he can grow a plant even taller than his current crown jewel.
“Some sunflowers are already so unbelievable tall, that it could be very possible to get even a taller one,” Schiffer explained. “I am already very happy.”
His incredible gardening skills have helped to bring a little bit more cheer into all of our lives with this beautiful sight. Check out the video above to learn more about this record-breaking gift from mother nature.