Warm yellows with bronze and black centers make it easy to see why sunflowers are such a wonderful, showy summertime flower. I love to see them mixed in a bouquet with fun flowers like Gerbera daisies or sassy roses but I’m also partial to a big bunch of sunflowers in an interesting pitchers. I’ve created a look for our Summer catalog that will be finding its way to your mailboxes next week – check out the Sunflower Sensation Bouquet.
- Did you know that there are over 100 different varieties of sunflowers?
- Sunflowers are native to North America and Kansas is the Sunflower State (wild sunflowers are a weed issue there).
- Sunflowers are grown in all shades of yellow, some varieties are rust and brown in color while others can be dyed a certain shade (we call those color enhanced).
- It’s possible to purchase sunflowers in three of the four seasons (sorry winter) with summer being their predominant season.
- A sunflower grown in the Netherlands holds the record for being the tallest sunflower in the world. It measured 25 feet, 5.4 inches. (Source: 2004 Guinness World Records)
- For more information visit the National Sunflower Association website.