When celebrating a happy occasion or a solid friendship, there’s no flower more significant than the sunflower. Sunflowers are truly the happiest of flowers, with yellow being the representative colour of joy. Sunflowers are named as such for their big, bold shape and their vibrant colour.
Sunflower’s are so radiant that their choice as a gift normally signifies warmth towards the receiver – making them an excellent choice if you’re looking to make someone feel extra special. Nothing lifts the spirits quite as much as the bright, cheery glow of a fantastically grown, fresh sunflower.
Not only does the sunflower hold sentimental significance to many, it’s also a culturally significant flower that tells a thousand stories. From the portrayal in one of the most famous paintings in the world by Van Gogh, to the dependence on the seeds and oil as a food source for centuries, when you give sunflowers as a gift, you are showing someone how important they are to you.
In the past, the sunflower represented Clytie in ancient Greek mythology. Clytie was a water nymph who turned into a sunflower when mourning the loss of Apollo: her love. In losing Apollo, Clytie turned to the sun to constantly seek a sign of her lover’s return. This cements sunflowers as a symbol of eternal love.
With a flower so beautiful that says so much, you’ll want this symbol of true friendship to last as long as possible. The heavy head on a sunflower can make it prone to wilting, so follow these simple tips to make sure that you extend the life of cut sunflowers as much as possible. With a bit of care, they should still look fabulous for 5-12 days.
• As sunflowers can suffer a drooping stem, they will benefit from a tall vase with lots of water to give them extra support.
• Remove any leaves from the sunflowers that will touch the water as this will prevent them from moulding.
• Re-cut the stems of your sunflowers at an angle every few days and replace the water in the vase to keep your sunflowers fresh.
Arena Flowers have a fantastic selection of sunflower bouquets below, fresh and beautiful all year around. Take advantage of our free standard delivery and send some today.
Not sure what you want? Let our floral designers help you decide.
Introducing... AmazeBox! Fresh flowers & gifts, delivered, from £9.99.
Looking for a gift to warm someone's heart without breaking the bank? We offer great value flowers delivered across the UK.
Send a beautiful bouquet to make a birthday extra-special. Order by 7pm Mon-Fri for next day delivery.
There is no flower more romantic than a rose. Roses have become the elite flower to symbolise love and extravagance.
Our range of luxury bouquets is second to none and our florists absolutely love crafting these works of art to stun and delight.
Welcome new life into the world by sending a bouquet of promise and joy. If you're one for tradition, pink flowers for a baby girl, blue for a boy.
You can send flowers to loved ones around the globe. We offer same day international flower delivery for many countries.
We have a variety of gift ideas to suit every pocket and taste, plus we've built in a little discount as our way of saying thank you.
We offer FREE weekday delivery, so you can spend that little bit more on flowers.
Need flowers in a hurry? Then browse our same day range for UK delivery.
Add a personal touch to your gift by uploading a digital photo to be included with your flowers.
Want a FREE bouquet? Refer 4 friends we give you a free bouquet! Plus each friend gets 25% off too!
Arena Flowers is a proud supporter of Fairtrade. Browse our Fairtrade range today or learn more about Fairtrade flowers.
Keep abreast of the latest flower news, fun facts and all the rest with the Arena blog.
Thank you. My mother (a retired florist) said the bouquet was lovely and generous with great quality flowers - so many, many thanks for a quality service. Elizabeth M
My friend said probably the best flowers they have ever had. JNH
Hi there I am a new customer of Arena and I am delighted at your level of service. It has been quite a while since my friends have called to say how beautiful their flowers are and actually mean it! I will be a regular customer from now on. Anne M