sunflowersa1One of the most beautiful summer flowers is the brilliantly designed sunflower. It is often used to depict the sun and symbolizes friendship and was a considered a favorite of the famous painter, Vincent Van Gogh. However, it has also been recently adopted by the ‘green’ movement to represent its environmental ideals.

This blog post offers some more interesting information about sunflower as well as features some of our favorite sunflower arrangements created using the highest quality, freshest flowers from local sunflower farms.sunflowersa2

Interesting Facts about Sunflowers

Here are some facts about sunflowers you may not know:

  • The sunflower is the state flower of Kansas.
  • The sunflower turns itself around to face the sun.
  • A sunflower actually consists of 1,000 to 2,000 individual flowers together. What we think of as a sunflower is actually a sunflower head comprised of these thousands of smaller flowers.
  • Sunflowers contain calcium and eleven other minerals.
  • The tallest sunflower recorded by the Guinness Book of World Records was nearly 25 and a half feet tall!
  • Sunflower seeds are a favorite as a raw, cooked, or roasted snack while the oil that is extracted from the seeds are often used for cooking.sunflowersa2

Our Sunflower Collection

Our collection of sunflowers and sunflower arrangements are currently on sale, which provides another reason why these are the perfect choice for a gift or to enjoy in your home or office. Here are some of our favorites from the Allen’s Flowers and Plants sunflower collection:

  • Sunny Sunflowers: Go with simple, yet sophisticated, by selecting an arrangement of just sunflowers. This flower arrangement comes in a clear vase to show the sunflowers off in their full glory.
  • Picnic at the Beach: This beautiful flower basket features sunflowers alongside hydrangea, asters, and more as well as breathtaking  greenery.sunflowersa5sunflowersa4
  • Sunflowers of San Diego: This stunning flower arrangement features plenty of sunflowers with a mix of other flowers that include delphinium, alstroemeria, yarrow, monte casino asters and greenery within a clear vase and tied with raffia, reflecting the California design style.
  • Summer Sunflower Cube: Beautiful can come in smaller packages, such as this glass cube flower arrangement with sunflowers and a wide range of bright, bold blooms.
  • Fall for San Diego: With Autumn just around the corner, this sunflower-themed flower arrangement features the warm and lush colors of fall that are accented with dried Oak leaves.

View our entire sunflower collection online or come in and visit one of our San Diego flower locations to see the brilliance of sunflowers.