Sunflowers are harvested for oil, as a substitute for soybean meal for ruminant animals and as a silage crop. Their seeds are enjoyed as a snack by humans, with small seeds used as birdseed. Sunflower oil is used in pain... More »

If sunflower oil is used wisely, it can be healthier than other oils. Hydrogenated sunflower oils should be avoided, as they can be high in saturated fats, which are associated with a number of health issues and can lead... More »

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Sunflowers bloom primarily during the summer months with a portion of bloom in the fall. The middle of summer is the sunflower?s peak season. During the fall, the sunflower?s head bows down to confirm harvest time. The p... More »

Some interesting facts about sunflowers are that they can grow to be 15 feet tall, they grow well in most types of soil and Kansas is the sunflower state. While the sunflower is actually native to North America, the form... More »

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Annual flowers that thrive in the sun include petunias, zinnias, marigolds, hibiscus, floss flower, moss rose and sunflowers. There are also some hybrid versions of impatiens and caladium that are tolerant to the sun. More »

Roses, chrysanthemums, sunflowers and zinnias are among the most common and popular flowers. Used in both the floral trade and in landscape design, rose varieties exist for virtually any climate, and come with or without... More »

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The Giant Sungold, the Mammoth Russian and the Strawberry Blond are different varieties of sunflowers. The Giant Sungold is characterized by a large puffy bloom and grows over 6 feet in height. The Mammoth Russian is a m... More »

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