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Sunflower Facts

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 species of sunflower, most are native to …

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Sunflower Festivals

Sunflower festivals are celebrated during the summer months when all plants, sunflowers and gardens alike, are in full bloom. Can you think of a more cheery theme for a summer festival as the sunflower? The sunflower is a great symbol for unity and peace, love and happiness. Sunflower festivals are generally about being laid back …

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Growing Sunflowers

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 on your own. They are a no-fuss, …

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Sunflower Care

The sunflower is a very impressive plant to grow and an interesting addition to the garden. Almost everyone knows about sunflowers but not many people try to grow them and therefore few people know anything about sunflower care. Happily, sunflower care is not very complicated at all. But there are some elements you need to …

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Giant Sunflowers

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 try your hand at growing: “Sunzilla”, …

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Red Sunflowers

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 growing darker as you get closer to …

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Mexican Sunflowers

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 fill the back border of a flower bed …

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Sunflower Oil

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 baking and frying, even as a …

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Sunflower Seeds

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 by many species of flowering …

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