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Tall Is Beautiful!

We all know that good things come in small packages but for some things, including life itself, length matters!

There are over seventy species of ‘sunflower’ or Helianthus, and they sit within the much bigger plant family of Astereaceae, which includes Jerusalem Artichoke.

Our specimen here stands at over two metres, whilst the tallest can reach three metres – so we’ve not done too bad.

Most sunflowers are quite common annual plants native to North America and grown in temperate regions globally as a food crop, however the whorled sunflowers were declared endangered in 2014.

If you want to create sunflower yellows and oranges, check out our sustainably produced Marigold and Tesu dye.

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