Flowering Facts about Sunflowers!

Helianthus is the scientific name of the sunflower. It is a combination of two words Helios, meaning sun and Anthos, meaning flower.

The sunflower plant can grow from 3 to 18 feet tall.

There are more than 60 different varieties of sunflowers in the world. The most common is the bright yellow with the dark brown centers, however new varieties of sunflowers are being created in colors the range from orange, tan, maroon or striped petals with green or yellow centers.

In 1986 M. Heijmf grew the world’s tallest sunflower that was 25″ 5.5″ tall in the Netherlands.

Sunflowers seeds are used in a lot of everyday products such as medicine and paint. They are also rich in oil, which are stored as a source of food energy. Sunflower seeds are also crushed to give us oil, which is used for cooking.

Sunflowers require only 90 to 100 days from planting to mature.

Kansas City has been nicknamed “The Sunflower State” and is the national flower of Russia.

A well-known characteristic of sunflowers is that is flowering head tracks the sun’s movement; this occurrence is known at “heliotropism.”

The largest sunflower head has been grown in Canada, it was 32.5″

The Bonsai technique has been used to create the shortest sunflower, it was just over 2″ tall.

Floral Design Contest

Have you ever seen an arrangement and thought to yourself, “I could do that with my eyes closed!”

If so, you’re in luck because we are having a Floral Design Contest on Nov. 7th in our Davie store.
For a $10 admissions fee you will have 30 minutes to create your very own floral design that could be showcased and sold in our stores and featured on our website throughout the Thanksgiving holiday.

If you think you have the skills to compete with the best, then hurry and call our order center to sign up. There are only 8 spots available and the deadline is Oct. 31st!