Sunny Flowers

Is there anything more vibrant and cheerful than sunflowers? With their beautiful yellow petals they are the perfect flower arrangement for summer and are the most cheerful way to brighten up your home. Amongst other things, sunflowers signify happiness, joy and strong bonds between friends and lovers.

However, that’s not the whole story, they also have some deep symbolism since Greek times. Most of this symbolic meaning comes from the namesake of the plant, the sun itself. 

How did they get their name?

Their official name is “helianthus”. This comes from the Greek word for ‘sun’ which is ‘helios’ and ‘flower’ which is ‘anthus.’ 

What do sunflower’s symbolise?

Sunflowers are given to symbolize loyalty, longevity, and adoration. They also are wonderful to cheer someone up or send good luck. 

A Symbol of Optimism and Happiness

The shape and the colour of the sunflower heads and their bright yellow and orange petals resemble the sun. This flower represents happiness, radiance and all things that are positive. In this way, sunflowers are perfect for happy occasions. You can use them for all kinds of joyous events and celebrations. 

How long do the sunflower’s last?

Sunflowers are a long lasting flower (they last 2 weeks in the vase), which makes them an amazing gift! 

Sunflowers for your friend: 

Did you know, the colour yellow traditionally symbolizes friendship?  So whether you’re simply trying to brighten a friends day, or you want to show your friend how much you appreciate them, the vibrant and cheerful of sunflowers make a great choice! They will definitely put a smile on their face.

Sunflowers for your spouse: 

Sunflowers are often given on 3rd year wedding anniversaries as signs of adoration, loyalty, and strength. It’s believed that sunflowers are the ideal bloom to fill a home with a sense of safety and good fortune, which makes them a wonderful gift for your spouse.

Sunflower’s to “Get Better Soon”:

Sending someone a beautiful bouquet of sunflowers when recovering from an illness is not only going to cheer them up and raise their spirits, but will also communicate a strong message of healing and recovery symbolically.

A Symbol of Good Luck

This sunflower is the lucky charm for anyone who may be sitting exams or starting a job.

In dreams, the sunflower is believed to be a very lucky symbol and a good sign! It is viewed as symbolizing career and employment ambitions, wealth and positive opportunities.

Sustainability In Sunflowers:

Sunflowers have been shown to absorb harmful toxic elements and radiation from the soil and clean up the environment.

Instagram Captions for your Sunflower Pictures:

  • Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It’s what the sunflowers do. – Helen Keller
  • Every friend is to the other a sun, and a sunflower also. He attracts and follows. – Jean Paul
  • Walking On Sunshine!