Flower Fact Fun – The Sunflower

July 27, 2017
Sunflower Season

It’s been a hot summer so far this year but this week has been much cooler! Definitely a nice break from the 95 degree weather. With the heat we’ve been having, it can only mean one thing…the time of year when sunflowers make their appearance here on the East Coast! Sunflowers are such a bright and cheerful flower, that surprisingly comes in a variety of sizes and shades (I definitely didn’t know you could get a chocolate one!). So, if you want to add a touch of informal beauty to a bouquet or arrangement, the sunflower is your answer (especially for summer)!

Name: Helianthus aka Sunflower

Mini Ring of Fire Sunflower

Mini Ring of Fire Sunflower

Chocolate Sunflower

Chocolate Sunflower

Colors Available: Yellow with black center, Red enhanced and chocolate! Check out the great sunflower options that Fifty Flowers has to offer!

Best For: Sunflowers are available in different sizes, so keep that in mind when ordering and designing.  For the most part, a sunflower can be used in any bouquet or arrangement.

Season: Sunflowers are available year-round.

Fun Fact: Most of you have probably eaten them at some point, but did you know they have edible seeds? You can harvest your own by allowing the flower to dry and then gently loosening the seeds. Rinse and dry them and you’re good to go!

Want to grow your own? Most sunflower plants are annuals, meaning you will have to plant them each year. There are perennial varieties but they can usually become invasive so they are not as popular.  Sunflower plants prefer full sun (sometimes light shade) and very moist soil. So don’t forget to water them! Sunflowers are also known for growing very tall, so you may have to provide some support.

Here are some quick bouquet designs that we came up with, what do you think? Send us your arrangements so we can share! Or tag them on instagram #DBSunflowers

Sunflower Bouquet

Sunflower Bouquet

Sunflower and Billy Ball Bouquet

Sunflower and Billy Ball Bouquet

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