Sunflowers have always been one of my favorite flowers. You see them and you can’t help but be reminded of, well, the sun. They always brighten my day and fill me with happiness, and I know I’m not alone in that. Those bright yellow petals are irresistible, but now I’ve discovered strawberry blonde sunflowers and I think I might have a new favorite.
- They’re just a slight variation on the original. Strawberry blonde sunflowers are still part of the Helianthus annuus genus, just with a slight color twist. They’re identical to common sunflowers in every way except for the pink and burgundy petal color, which is a pretty special variation.
- They’re easy to grow and care for. In fact, there are plenty of places online that sell strawberry blonde sunflower seeds so you can plant them in your own garden. If they get the full sunlight they require, you could have fully grown flowers in about two months, which isn’t bad at all!
- They’re really low-maintenance, which is always a good thing. If you don’t have a green thumb, no worries. Once you get the plant established, it doesn’t take that much effort to maintain. That being said, you should make sure the flowers have the right conditions for growing to ensure they reach their very best.
- They grow super tall too! What’s amazing about these is that like most sunflowers, they can grow up to six feet tall, which is incredible! I can’t think of anything better than looking out of my window to see a towering field of sunflowers, can you?
- Birds and insects love strawberry blonde sunflowers. That means not only will your back yard or garden look beautiful to you, but birds, bees, and other wildlife will get to enjoy them too. Don’t be surprised if you even get to see some colorful butterflies coming by to take in the view.