With their gorgeous golden heads that turn towards the sun, sunflowers have become emblems of devotion and admiration. Although popularised by the Dutch artist Van Gogh, these heliotropic hedonists of the floral kingdom originate from the Americas, where they were reportedly venerated by Inca tribes who considered them to be images of their sun god.
Service rating : Service was good; Serenata Flowers kept me informed of when my order would be delivered.
Product : I ordered the sunflower arrangement for a friend as sunflowers are her favourite flower. The arrangement, which was absolutely stunning, was left with a next door neighbour. When my friend collected the arrangement, the glass fishbowl was of such poor quality that it broke into pieces as it was handed over to her. I found out some time later, by chance, what had happened. I was very disappointed at hearing this, but glad that my friend was not injured by the broken glass. This is the first time I have used Serenata Flowers; sadly, I won’t be using them again.
After an unfortunate mix up with address (I was given the wrong one!) the first delivery of flowers 'Madonna' (and specially chosen chocolates) was kept by the new owner :o( so never reached the chosen recipient. After several emails with your dedicated customer service team, I was delighted your were able to deliver a second bouquet so quickly, and, although sadly the moment of sympathy was lost, the recipient was very happy with the flowers, especially the cheerful sunflowers :o) Thank You x
Service rating : A search facility - by type of flowers/price etc would be really useful. I’d like to be able to filter in or out on particular flower types.
Product : My mum loved them! However it didn’t look like the deluxe size had any more sunflowers in it than the standard one - and was filled in with other background filler flowers instead
Service rating : Excellent communication throughout the process
Product : Although the flowers arrived on time, I got to see them the following day and was disappointed by the quality. Th e sunflowers were wilting and obviously past their best.
I cant recommend this arrangement. Photos available if interested
In the picture of the bouquet the sunflowers were quite prominent however when te flowers were delivered the sunflowers faded into the rest of the bouquet. As they were the key selling feature to me it was a shame. Perhaps the sunflowers can be arranged so the are slightly higher than the rest of the greenery or chose bigger flowers so they stand out more. Other than that, they looked great!
Service rating : Easy to purchase.
Product : Flowers started to wilt after a few days and sunflowers dropped petals. Roses dried out in appearance after two days. Replacement bunch sent and will wait to see if any better.
Service rating : Speedy delivery and good selection
Product : Slightly disappointed with overall size of bouquet....could had done with a couple of sunflowers to bulk it out. Otherwise, nice selection of flowers. Too early to respond on longevity of flowers
The botanical name of Sunflowers is Helianthus. The Greek word 'helios' means sun and 'anthos' means flower. Sunflowers originate from North America. The Sunflower was cultivated by North American Indians for many years as a food crop. The nutritional value is still the main reason for growing it in many parts of the world. Only recently have we begun to grow sunflowers delivery for decorative reasons.
Most sunflowers delivered are bright yellow with dark brown centres, but varieties are appearing now which have tan, orange, maroon or striped petals, and green-yellow centres. Some are even without the central disc, but are fully covered in petals instead.
Ohio State University Extension Fact Sheet