Have You Ever Seen A Pink Sunflower?

Sunflowers are among the most popular flower species in the world. Not only are they beautiful to look at, but they can be used to make food and oil as well!

They’re widely recognized for their yellow hues and are often associated with bright, sunny days.

While we usually think of the classic yellow sunflowers, they can not only be different shapes and sizes, but they can also be different colors!

Photo: flickr/Roman Vanur

According to the Royalton Memorial Library, sunflowers are scientifically known as Helianthus (derived from the Greek words for “sun” and “flower”).

The library notes that yellow is the most common color of sunflowers, but there are also red sunflowers, orange sunflowers, and purple sunflowers. It seems there are some pink sunflowers as well!

Photo: flickr/Swallowtail Garden Seeds

When some people think of pink sunflowers, they might envision a neon shade that could only be achieved with dye. The natural pink sunflowers range in hue from burnt red to a light orange with pinkish undertones.

Among the pink sunflowers you can find online include varieties called Midnight Oil and Iris Tectorum Rose, along with Strawberry blonde and Ms. Mars.

Photo: Pixabay/Tina Shaskus

One of the fun things about pink sunflowers is that you know quite know what you’re going to end up with! The colors vary in hue and intensity, but they all share one thing: They’re all beautiful!

Have you ever seen a pink sunflower before? Would you plant them in your garden? Let us know!

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