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Helianthus - Sunflower to the Gods

Helianthus - Sunflower to the Gods
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The sunflower, helianthus annuus, has been cultivated for at least 3,000 years by Indians of the Americas and the Chinese. The Incas called them "chimalati". Sacred emblem of the sun god. Their image was carved on temple walls and shaped into gold jewellery worn by the priests. Sun priests wore a crown of sunflowers and carried the blooms in many rituals and ceremonies. Spanish explorers of the 16th Century stood in awe beneath fields of these sacred suns for they had never seen anything so grand.

They took the seed back to Europe where it first became widely cultivated in Russia. Many interesting hybrids soon developed like the Giant Russian Mammoth with spectacular 35cm flower heads atop towering 5m canes. Later hybrids included multiple head varieties in a wide range of colours from chestnut brown and bronze, red and pink shades through yellow to nearly white. There are fuzzy headed doubles and darling dwarfs that thrive in containers.

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