Not only are they beautiful, Sunflowers are also quite unique. These annual plants look radiant with their big, daisy-like flower faces of bright yellow petals and brown centers that ripen into heavy heads filled with seeds.
Tall and course, sunflowers have creeping or tuberous roots and large, bristly leaves. Some sunflowers grow to over 16 feet in height though there are also varieties today that have been developed for small spaces and containers.
Check out these amazing and inspiring floral designs, plus a video showing simple step by step do it yourself ideas of how to bring out the best of your sunflowers at the vase.
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In the video above, Leonard Chayrez demonstrates how to design 3 beautiful centerpieces of differrent sizes using sunflowers and greenery. Dont you just love the simplicity and rich texture?
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All About Sunflowers
- Most sunflowers originate from the Americas.
- The most common types are called annuals as they grow, flower and set seed in the same year.
- The young, developing flowers actually track the daily movement of the sun (called heliotropism) so that the immature flowers face the sun, hence the name sunflower.
- As the flowers mature, their ability to follow the sun reduces and they tend to face the east to greet the morning sun.
- Sunflowers are great plants for gardens but they are also a valuable crop plant. The seeds are processed to produce sunflower oil or harvested for the food and wild bird industry.
- Sunflowers can be orange, pink, red, burgundy and even white in colour.