Frank Gallo Florist offers a nice selection of beautiful, farm-fresh sunflowers. We provide nationwide same-day flower delivery service. Sunflowers are a plant that bears bright yellow flowers. The sunflower plant is native to the Americas. Sunflowers are one of the most popular flowers used in floral design. There are many different varieties. The sunflower has been cultivated for thousands of years, and its seeds are eaten as food.
Sunflowers are a member of the daisy family (Asteraceae), which also includes other plants like artemisia, tarragon, chicory and dandelion. Their name comes from the fact that they rotate their heads to follow the sun across the sky during the day. Sunflowers grow best in full sun, but they can tolerate partial shade as well as dry conditions and cold weather. The sunflower is native to North America and South America. Over the years, these gorgeous blooms have become popular around the globe. They grow best in full sun, though they can tolerate partial shade.
Sunflowers grow very quickly and can reach up to 8 feet (2.5 meters) tall when grown outdoors, but they tend to only grow about 6 feet (1.8 meters) tall when grown indoors. They have large leaves that resemble those of other plants in the Asteraceae family like daisies (Asteraceae). Some varieties have double blooms with two sets of petals per flower head (others have no petals at all).
The seeds are edible and widely consumed by humans and animals alike. When grown wild, they bloom in early Fall. The blooms generally reach their peak color around the late August, early September time frame. Sunflowers are relatively low-maintenance plants that produce large, bright yellow flowers that attract pollinators such as bees. The flowers can also be used as cut flowers or to decorate cakes or other foods. There are several different types of sunflower varieties available for purchase, including tall and dwarf varieties, yellow or orange flowers, and full-sun or partial shade plants.
There are over 100 varieties of sunflowers, so it's impossible to list them all here.
But we can tell you about the main types: common sunflowers, dwarf sunflowers, and giant sunflowers.
Common sunflowers have yellow flowers. They grow from 3 to 6 feet tall, and they bloom in summer. Common sunflowers are a type of sunflower that grows in the wild. They are different from other sunflowers because they are smaller and have fewer petals. Common sunflowers can be found in the wild, but they can also be grown on farms. They have been used for centuries as a food source for humans and animals alike.
Dwarf sunflowers are a little shorter than common sunflowers—they grow only to about 4 feet high. They also bloom in summertime. Dwarf sunflowers are often confused with other types of sunflowers such as the common garden variety or the French marigold, but there are some key differences between them. Specifically, dwarf sunflowers have flat faces and a rounded shape when they open up, whereas the "garden" type of sunflower has an elongated face that opens in a crescent shape.
Dwarf sunflowers also differ from French marigolds in that their leaves are stiffer, not so brittle and papery like French marigold leaves. Dwarf sunflowers also tend to have more petals than French marigolds do, although both have many petals per flower head.
Giant sunflowers are the tallest of the bunch; they can grow up to 10 feet tall! They bloom in late summer and early fall. Giant sunflowers have been grown for their ornamental value for hundreds of years. Their large size and showy blooms make them a popular choice for flower gardens and parks.
Unlike annual varieties, giant sunflowers are perennial plants that grow year after year if they are cared for properly. Giant sunflowers need to be planted in well-drained soil and watered regularly throughout the growing season to ensure they thrive.