When you walk into a room, it lights up. You’ve met your match in the plant world: the sunflower. It, too, exudes an unrelenting optimism when it is full bloom. Orchard has captured the radiance in a necklace pendant that is a shimmery attractive amulet. It is modeled after the esteemed Helianthus and reminiscent of Vincent Van Gogh’s sunflower series and his happy times painting in the South of France.
Whatever you decide, the bright sunny pendant will miraculously lift the mood of your outfit with its glossy shimmer. We like the necklace with an oversized artist blouse or a dress.
All of the about 70 species of Helianthus are native to the Americas, most of them in North America (only three are native to South America).
They follow the rules of the Fibonnaci numbers.
The giant whorled sunflower (Helianthus verticillatus) is an endangered species.
Van Gogh and Helianthus are inextricably linked. In 1888, the artist painted a series of them to hang in Gauguin’s bedroom in the Yellow House in the South of France, where both of them would work.
In France, a sunflower is a tournesol. Seeds were imported to Europe in the 16th century.
South Dakota should be the Sunflower State (not Kansas). Worldwide, the Ukraine and Russia lead.