I could not believe my eyes when I saw these today! Theses stems are 18-20 ins long. I tried a little texture to make this somewhat interesting, and the proof of their stem length is in the next photo.
I didn't even get the whole length of that one stem in the photo! I should have put them next to a yard stick. I didn't even break them off at the ground. They were SOOOO tall!, and standing up so straight!