Sunflowers represent admiration, faithfulness and longevity. The meaning of sunflowers comes from their name itself. Sunflowers are rather unique in that they have the capability to provide energy in the form of vibrancy and nourishment these attributes mirror the sun and the energy given by its heat and light. Sunflowers are well-known for being happy-flowers, making them a perfect gift to bring happiness to your day.
They come in a number of assortments ranging from large to small, and from having yellow to red petals. Though, there is more to sunflowers than you can see. At the same time as they are stunningly good-looking, they are also rich in history and significance. They belong to North and South America and signify loyalty, pride and best wishes.
Here are some varieties we have available:
Teddy Bear Sunflower, Mini Sunflowers With Dark Center, Sunflower Yellow Green Center, Yellow Sunflowers With Dark Center, Mini Sunflowers With Yellow Green Center, Red Sunflower Tinted, Bi-Color Sunflower Orange and Yellow, Sunflower for Wedding Pieces and Chocolate Sunflower.
They have a thick, hairy, stiff stem which gives ascend to a large flower head. Their lower leaves are large and broad which are oval and arranged alternately on the stem and smaller, narrower upper leaves are attached to the stem. The flower head is about 10 to 30 cm in diameter having 16 to 30 florets in golden yellow color. The outer floret produces outer petals of the flower, while the inner one would mature into seeds in central disc. Sunflowers are yearly plants, reaping after one growing season and are able to reach 3.3 to 11.5 ft in height.
Types of Sunflowers
Tall Perennial, Tall Perennial, Short Annual, Short Annual
Facts about Sunflowers
Max stem length is 10ft, maximum flower head width 11.8in
Tallest sunflower is 27 ft it was grown in Germany and made the Guinness World Record in 2012.
They are native to USA and are profusely used for making cooking oil, in bread, ointments, body paint and dyes.
Sunflowers tend to draw birds to your backyard.
They mature in about 90 to 100 days.
There are more than 60 types of sunflowers in the US
Sunflower Care and Handling
Make sure to hydrate your Sunflowers upon arrival. Take out the flowers immediately after receiving them and make an angular cut of around 1 inch under water. Remove shrubbery that can fall in vase to avoid building up of bacteria and now put your sunflowers in fresh water.
Use warm water and put your plant in sunlight to make the sunflower flourish over time. You can add preservative if preferred though it is not necessary. If you are going to arrange your sunflowers immediately, then keep them inside with air conditioning. Trim the stems, change water and also change the preservative every other day to extend flower life and freshness.
If your flowers didn’t open even after 24 hours in water, then contact us so we can give suggestions that’ll help speed up the blooming process. WholeBlossoms.com will not reimburse or reship the sunflowers that do not open or if they arrive bent as Sunflowers tend to bend looking for sunlight and it is normal for few stems to bend in a wholesale lot.