Facts About Sunflowers

Did you know that sunflowers are heliotropes? The sight of rows upon rows of a sunflower field in bloom can be truly inspiring. The sunflower is more than just a pretty face however – it is a versatile and useful plant with interesting characteristics. The sunflower originated in North America, and of the approximately 60 …

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Mexican Sunflowers

Bright and cheerful, but not a true sunflower! The Mexican sunflower is similar to a regular sunflower but is shorter (generally growing around 2 – 5 feet high) and produces a dahlia-style flower in red, orange and the classic sunflower yellow. The Mexican sunflower is a lovely addition to the garden, with great potential to …

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Sunflower Oil

Learn more about this important commodity Sunflower oil is one of the healthiest and popular oils in the world. It is often considered a premium oil due to its light color, mild flavour, low level of saturated fat and ability to withstand high cooking temperatures. Sunflower oil is an excellent household oil great for both …

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Sunflower Seeds

Everything you wanted to know! Sunflower seeds taste great and are highly nutritious, making a healthy snack food. Interestingly, the sunflower seed is not really a seed at all but the fruit of the sunflower. Botanically-speaking, the fruit of the sunflower is properly referred to as an achene. An achene is a dried fruit produced …

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Drying and Harvesting Sunflowers

Enjoy your harvest all year ’round! Sunflowers have been a favourite for children, adults and seniors to grow for many years due to how easy it is to grow them – sunflowers can thrive almost anywhere where there is sufficient sun and reasonable soil. If you would like to harvest the seed heads yourself, it …

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Giant Sunflowers

Get excited about these gigantic beauties! The giant sunflower is one of the most majestic of all flowers, reaching higher than any other flower you can imagine. Growing as tall as 20 feet (8 meters) giant sunflowers make an impressive sight seldom seen in any typical backyard. There are several varieties you may want to …

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Red Sunflowers

Sunflowers come in more colors than yellow? Sunflowers are yellow, right? That is what most people think or when they think of sunflowers, but there are actually other colors available. There are white, lime, orange and bicolor sunflowers, but one of the most dramatic is the red sunflower. Red sunflowers are a vivid red, generally …

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Growing Tips For Sunflowers

Hardy and majestic, sunflowers grace many spaces Children love growing sunflowers, adults love growing sunflowers, everybody loves growing sunflowers. So it should come as no surprise that sunflower seeds are sold in almost every garden store and seed catalogue around the world. If you have your own garden, you should definitely look into growing sunflowers …

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Facts About Sunflowers

Did you know that sunflowers are heliotropes? The sight of rows upon rows of a sunflower field in bloom can be truly inspiring. The sunflower is more than just a pretty face however – it is a versatile and useful plant with interesting characteristics. The sunflower originated in North America, and of the approximately 60 …

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