Van Gogh in Your Garden (Or Your Mother’s)

Vincent Van Gogh’s sunflower paintings, a series of seven different paintings of sunflowers in vases inspired La Vie Rustic’s Sunflower Seed Collection. It contains six different types of sunflowers with exotic names like Lemon Eclair, Chianti, and Sunburst, each of which resembles in some way the different flowers in his paintings.

On close inspection of the paintings you’ll see the differences among the flowers. Some have wild-looking, spidery petals, others petals are thickly packed like chrysanthemums, and yet others double or single petals. The centers or faces differ as well. Some centers are bright chartreuse green, other chocolate brown or black ringed with orange. Petal colors are brilliant yellow, pale orange, darker orangish-red, reddish, and pale yellow. This link will take you to a site where you can see the seven paintings in the series.

All the sunflowers in the collection are cutting flowers, and all are branching types which mean, in addition to a main flower head on the center stalk, there will be numerous side shoots branching out ensuring ongoing bloom over several weeks or longer.

Each individual letterpress printed packet contains approximately 25 seeds, for a total of 150 seeds.  All germinate within 7-14 days and bloom within 60- 65 days of planting, An instruction card is included which covers planting, watering, pinching, and cutting and caring.

Watch out for insects and birds – they love to eat the seeds and young sprouts.