The Bloom Book: Darby Creek's Flower Blog

Bloom of the Week: Sunflower

Sunflowers are striking, cheery flowers that are difficult to look at without smiling. Some varieties are small while others reach heights of six feet or more, sometimes many more, by summer’s end. 


This flower has a strong connection to the sun. It’s physical appearance, it’s shape and typically yellow petals, is the most obvious connection. The brilliant petals are also known as “rays”, and give sunflowers an unmistakable sun-like appearance. Not only do sunflowers look like the sun, but they also need a lot of it! Sunflowers soak up as much sunlight as possible. They naturally...