Sunflowers are no ordinary flower. Around here we like to think of Sunflowers like a family. They’re strong, supportive and forgiving where it matters most. They come in different shapes and sizes, and a vast array of unique hues spanning golden yellows to brilliant copper red—there is so much more to Sunflowers than meets the eye.

At Sun.Flowers we believe there is no better gift than a Sunflower. They make an undeniable statement, bringing joy near and far. More than just a happy-go-lucky bloom, Sunflowers symbolize adoration, loyalty and longevity—stemming from its namesake, the sun. Much like the energy provided by the sun, these flowers have the ability to provide energy in the form of nourishment and vibrancy. Bet you didn’t know that!

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So where did these curious creatures come from, you ask? It all started back in the Americas in 1,000 B.C. where Sunflowers were cultivated as a valuable food source. With the European exploration of the New World, the flower’s popularity spread, as the rest of the world was introduced to the beauty of the Sunflower.

Artists throughout history have been enamored with the Sunflower’s indisputable brilliance. Throughout the Impressionist era and beyond, artists like Gauguin and Van Gogh continually featured Sunflowers in their works, drawn to their complexity just as much as their colorful magnificence. Sunflowers have made a significant mark on art and culture and continue to be featured every day in photography, paintings, and sculptures by modern day artists.

Today, we continue to turn to the Sunflower as a valuable food source. A world of flavor can be found with Sunflower seeds, as well as oils used for cooking and skin emollients. From the joy they bring to a home, the beauty they infuse to a simple room, and the unexpected ways they liven up a weeknight dish—there really is no flower like a Sunflower!