Sunflowers For My Wedding

I'm getting married in October and would like the bridesmaids to carry sunflowers as there bouquet. If I plant sunflowers in late July or August, will they grow into October and be able to cut and use?

Hardiness Zone: 6a


Dawn from Bethlehem, PA

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July 9, 20070 found this helpful

Farmers markets always have sun flowers!! and pretty cheap too..

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July 12, 20070 found this helpful

You also might check w/ a florist...they import so many flowers now...just use the sunflower as the center & build around it w/ greenery..ivy, vinca...I dont think you can "time" sunflowers -- mine are never as pretty as those at our local farmers market..cj

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July 14, 20070 found this helpful

I have to agree with CJ & Busy, I wouldnt rely on chance for something so important to your wedding day..... check out your florists and farmers market vendors. Have a wonderful day and all the best for your future.

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July 14, 20070 found this helpful

That sounds sooo pretty, - it's too chancy. Get fake flowers as insurance. Check out the dollar stores and Wal-Mart. They all carry different stock. Some are more real looking than others.

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July 16, 20070 found this helpful

why not do both? go ahead and grow some of the smaller quicker varieties, and get fakes if they don't get going in time??

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