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5 Facts of Sunflowers that You Might not know. / GREEN MOUNT

Sun flowers are classic flowers that can be seen almost all over the world. In addition to the bright yellow which usually comes to mind, they are also varieties of colors including shades of gold, cream, red, pink and even brown.

Guess that many people already well know about how to grow sunflowers in their backyard gardens or flower pots. Instead of sharing tips on how to grow sunflowers, we decided to share 5 less noticed facts about sunflowers. Read our list of these facts to learn more about these gorgeous and delightful flowers.   

1" Thousands of teeny flowers make up each sunflower.

Sunflowers are not just a flower that they appear to be. Each sunflower’s head is made of small flowers which actually contain almost 1,000 to 2,000. The centers of the blooms are where the seeds develop.

2" There are many more species of sunflowers.

Sunflowers have different shapes and colors. Currently, about 70 types are known. The tallest sunflower was over 30 feet tall which was grown in Germany on 2014. The shortest sunflowers are called dwarf which are ideal for small garden planted in pots or indoor arrangements.

3" They are great for supporting health.

The sunflower seeds are a rich source of protein, potassium, calcium, iron and vitamin E. They are very popular and often used in different dishes. Also, they can be made into oil which is rich of vitamin A and vitamin D.

4" Sunflowers are called “tournesol” in French which means “turns with the sun”.

In their bud phase, sunflowers will seek out and face the sun. The flower buds will face east in the morning and follow the sun as the earth moves during the day. Noticed: They need at least six hours direct sunlight a day to stimulate photosynthesis to increase growth rate.

5" Sunflowers can help absorb radioactive disasters.

They protect human from harmful radiation by absorbing toxins. This type of plant is also called a “hyperaccumulator”. The resulting waste is stored in the leaves and stems of the plants.


Q: Which hand tool is recommended for cutting unnecessary flower branches?

GREEN MOUNT Professional Garden Pruning Shear is highly recommended for everyone to cut down unnecessary petals and branches. It can cut max up to 7/8 inch. Also, ergonomic grip and sharp blades make we do the garden works effortless. Easy to operate and high quality GREEN MOUNT Garden Pruning Shear is best choice to cut.

Q: How to water your sunflowers without hurt?

GREEN MOUNT Watering Wands have two sizes. One is 16 inch and another is 24 inch. According to the content we talked about, sunflowers can be planted in flower pots or ground. GREEN MOUNT 16 inches watering wands have 8 watering patterns and are suitable to water flowerbeds and seedbeds. These water wands do the entire garden effortlessly. GREEN MOYNT 24 inches watering wands especially have 661 holes which are perfect for delicate flowerbeds and seedbeds. Also, they allow us to water over the place where traditional nozzles cannot reach. They are ideal choice to water our sunflowers.

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