by Bethany Day on July 9, 2013

The bright and beautiful blooms of the sunflower embody all that is summer. So called because their golden heads follow the sun’s path across the sky each day, the sunflower is an instantly recognisable flower, with vibrant single petals arranged around a dark coloured centre made up of thousands of tiny florets.

The Latin name for the flower is Helianthus which is derived from‘helios’ meaning ‘the sun’ and ‘anthos’ meaning ‘flower’. To the Incas the flower represented the sun god and its image has been found carved in their temples. Today it remains an ever popular flower with many choosing to grow different varieties in their gardens or send sunflowers as a gift to brighten someone’s day.

At Interflora, the iconic sunflower is one of our seasonal favourites which is why we’ve created this esciting range of bouquets to show them off just beautifully…

Fairtrade Sunny Days Hand-tied, from £29.99 with free delivery

With its abundance of tropical colour, this hand-tied bouquet really brings the best of autumn to life. Here, we’ve selected bright and cheery sunflowers and zesty orange roses for a truly vibrant look.

Vibrant Sunflower Hand-tied, from £29.99 with free delivery

Striking Kenyan sunflowers are nestled amongst lisianthus, roses and astroemeria in this vibrant hand-tied. Combining sunny yellow, hot pink, purple and fresh white this is a gift certain to brighten up their day.

Luxury Sunflower Vase, £84.99 with free vase

With a radiant burst of golden petals and dark contrasting centres, this gift captures the beauty of these iconic flowers perfectly.  It’s a sensational arrangement of the very best sunflowers, enhanced with a selection of glossy green monstera leaves.

Sunflower Handtied, from £34.99

The delicate yellow and black eye chrysanthemums echo the striking style of the dark and gold sunflowers. And the dash of hot pink adds extra warmth and contrast.

Sunshine Burst Hand-tied, £34.99 with free delivery

Even if the sun is yet to appear outside, you can still give the gift of golden sunshine with this glorious hand-tied bouquet. The magnificent summer sunflowers are the real stars of this display, and they look fantastic with the colours from the exotic fresh lily and hot pink spray roses.

Mini Sunflower Hand-tied, £29.99 with free delivery

Brighten up someone’s day with this beautiful hand-tied bouquet of mini golden sunflowers. Here we’ve contrasted their sunny colour with rich purples and deep green foliage to create a truly brilliant display.

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Bethany Day

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