THE QUEEN OF SUMMER: THE WARM HELIANTHUS

Petals like rays of sunshine, a warm heart and bright colours. Only one flower can be named the Queen of Summer… the Helianthus, also known as Sunflower.

Did you know? The Helianthus loves the sunlight so much, she turns with the sun during the day. When it’s dark she turns back to the east to get the first rays of sunshine when the next morning begins. This phenomenon is called heliotropism. When she is ready to be cut of the fields, you can enjoy a ray of sunlight in your vase, just like our sunny Flower Pitch.

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Our Sunflower purchasing specialist Gersom holding his favourite variety Helianthus Gold Face Up and an overview of our Flower Pitch.

 

GOLDEN SHADES OF THE HELIANTHUS

The most famous Sunflower is Helianthus Sunrich Orange (Sunflower number 2), but did you know this flower is available in yellow or almost completely full of petals? To show you various varieties that are out there, we made an easy overview for you:

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  1. Rather go for a Classic Helianthus? Then the Sunrich Provence has the excellent fiery yellow colour. In addition, she has a double row of petals that contrast nicely with her dark green leaves.
  2. Sunrich Orange
  3. Seeking for the ultimate fresh Sunflower? Ciao Bella! Limoncello has a luminous yellow colour with a soft appearance.
  4. Looking for an exclusive eye-catcher in your floral design? Then Helianthus Teddy Bear will be the answer to your question. This fluffy flower has many petals, which makes her look cuddly.
  5. Love the Sunflower but do you think it’s too big? Then we have good news, also a smaller variety is available! Her name is Helianthus Sonja. She is about the size of a Gerbera and has a trendy effect on your bouquet.
  6. Rather have even a cooler coloured Helianthus? No problem! With Helianthus Pro Cut White you’ll have the lightest Sunflower that is out there. Ideal if you want to combine her in a floral arrangement with a lot of colour.
  7. Looking for a Sunflower that is easy to use in your bouquet? The Helianthus Face Up is perfect to use for this occasion. As her name reveals, the heart of the flower faces upwards. When creating a bouquet or flower arrangement, this flower is easy to use.

 

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The Helianthus is name is a combination of the Greek words ‘Helios’ (Sun) and ‘Anthos’ (Flower).

 

WEDDING BOUQUETS WITH HELIANTHUS

The golden flower can be combined in many flower bouquets during this romantic festive. You could either go for a trendy romantic wedding or a classic elegant wedding theme.

HELIANTHUS WEDDING STYLE #1: CLASSIC ELEGANCE

Keep your bouquet simple and classic by toning down the bright yellow flower with some neutral white flowers. Pick classic white flowers such as, Roses, Bellis Perennis, Gerberas, Alstroemerias and Gypsophila for your sophisticated elegant bouquet.

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Go for Sunrich Provence in this bouquet. Photo credit for the bridal floral bouquet: Ashton Howard Photography.

HELIANTHUS WEDDING STYLE #2: SUMMERY FIESTA

The ultimate summer colours, yellow, orange and red, have no trouble creating a real fiesta during a wedding. If you want to create jolly floral arrangements with the Helianthus, then mix it with Hypericum, Dahlias, Craspedia and some greenery.

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Helianthus Limoncello contrasts well with the fiery Summer colours. Photo credit for the bridal floral bouquet: Everafterguide.com.

HELIANTHUS WEDDING STYLE #3: TRENDY ROMANCE

Catch the Flower of the Month (Summer Flowers) in your bridal floral masterpieces. The Allium and Delphinium match well alongside the Helianthus. Go for the utmost trendy wedding bouquet by using these flower in the Pantone colour of the Year: Ultra Violet. Top of the bouquet with some Roses, Gypsophila and Dicentra.

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Helianthus Gold Face Up is easy to use in any wedding bouquet. Photo credit for the bridal floral bouquet: Funny How Flowers Do That.

Seeking for more trendy inspiration? Check out our news blog of August’s Floral Trend Mood Board with Summer Flowers.

 

CREATE YOUR STRIKING SUMMER OF WEDDING BOUQUET WITH THE HELIANTHUS!

Ready to get started? Check out our webshop or app and take a look in our ‘exclusive, wedding & events’ list for the latest wedding flowers we have in stock.

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A mono bunch of Helianthus can also be a real show stealer, take for example Sunrich Provence and Sunrich Orange. Photo credit Takii Seed.

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