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Dos Gringos

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about their unique
approach to growing.

Dos Gringos

quote All of our sunflowers are grown & hand-selected on premier floral farms. We're proud to partner with these trusted growers, who help us deliver the highest-quality flowers to you and the people you care about most. quote

Alfred P.,
VP of Merchandising

Sunflowers Care & Handling

Sunflowers follow the path of the sun as they grow. To ensure every petal receives as much sunlight as possible, our striking stems are grown on farms with optimal temperature for harvest.

Follow these simple tips upon arrival for quality and enjoyment:
Your sunflowers are thirsty and need to drink plenty of water. With proper care your sunflowers will continue to open up and bloom for several days. It is natural for sunflowers to bend and twist as they follow the sun.

Sunflowers may arrive in bud form upon arrival.

  • Fill a clean vase 3/4 full with fresh cool tap water and flower food.
  • Remove bottom leaves if present. Cut one inch off the stems under running water and immediately place in vase.
  • Re-cut stems and change water on day 3 for longevity and optimal outward appearance.
  • Keep flowers away from drafts, direct sunlight, and excessive heat or cold.
Make a DIY Sunflower Pencil Vase in 3 Simple Steps
Place a rubber band around a glass vase and insert unsharpened #2 pencils between the glass and the rubber band until the entire glass is covered.
Hide the rubber band with a ribbon of your choice.
Pour about 2 inches of water into the glass, but make sure to add more water right away so that the flowers stay fresher longer.
Sunflowers love water.
Give them a big gulp regularly to ensure that they'll grow to be full, lush blooms.

The Lifecycle of a Sunflower

Phase 1: Seedling
The first phase of the sunflower's life cycle is as a seedling. About 3 days after the seed is planted, it germinates and the case begins to split as the roots shoot out and push further down into the soil.

Phase 2: Shoot
After about a week, a shoot will sprout out of the soil, reaching slowly for the sun. Shortly after the shoot appears, the leaves will begin to open; the stem and leaves will continue to grow larger and wider as time continues.

Phase 3: Bud
As the seedling continues to grow, eventually, a bud will be noticeable. The bud will begin to slowly unfold as the flower head opens.

Phase 4: Bloom
Finally, as the flower head opens fully, the beauty of the sunflower can be appreciated at its prime.

Phase 5: Wilt
After a long season, the petals will start to wilt. Eventually the whole flower will shrivel, where the seeds will then be released and scattered in the ground.

Phase 6: Regrowth
Once the sunflower seed settles in an ideal spot, the sunflower life cycle will start all over again.

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