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Posted by In Bloom Florist on April 25, 2022 | Last Updated: April 26, 2022 Other

May Flower of the Month: Sunflowers

May Flower Of The Month:

Sunflowers

Family: Asteraceae

Sunflowers are one of the most popular flowers to bloom. Our top search on the website is Sunflower arrangements almost every month of the year! They represent happiness and good luck, and you can’t help but smile when you look at them. Find out some fun facts and care tips below.


Origin

Native To: North America

In The Wild: Sunflowers can be found growing wild in from central Mexico north through the U.S.


Sunflower Care

Depending on how you care for sunflowers, they can last up to twelve days! Make sure to cut the stems and change the water every 2 days to keep them fresh.

With both vase and foam arrangements, always make sure you are placing them in a dark, cool location in your home. Placing them in direct sunlight or near a warm environment will decrease their lifespan.

Growing in your garden:

When planted outside, native sunflower varieties love the Florida heat. They thrive when planted in the Fall or Winter and will bloom within 50-75 days. sunflowers can tolerate bright sunshine 6-8 hours a day in order to fully bloom. Sunflowers like to have moist soil and attract butterflies and bees for pollination making it a great addition to any Florida garden!

 


Symbolism and Fun Facts

Sunflowers that are grown at home and not chemically treated are edible, including the seeds and petals!

There are over 70 different sunflower varieties.

They are one of the most positive flowers to gift someone. They represent warmth, friendship, happiness, and good luck.

Sunflower blooms follow the sun, each bloom will direct itself towards the sun, you can physically see this when they grow!

They stop facing the sun once it is matured, then it will direct itself towards the East.

Some sunflowers grow to a foot and others up to 14 feet, making it a truly versatile flower.


 

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