First we noticed that Allied Botanical Corporation was making good business selling potted dwarf sunflower varieties as well as the tall ones. People have discovered that potted plants in flower are convenient to use whether it is for the home or for institutional users. Then there are also buyers of cut flowers for large floral arrangements.
Next thing we saw was that East-West Seed had joined in offering its own varieties of sunflower. And the latest to join is Known-You Philippines which is now supplying cut flowers to stallholders at the Dangwa flower market in Sampaloc, Manila. The company specializes in tall varieties that may reach two meters in height. The varieties are not the branching type so that they come in single-stemmed sunflowers. These are preferred by many decorators and floral arrangers.
Known-You Philippines boasts of their varieties that produce bigger flowers than the competition. The varieties are the new Sunshine series and the Red varieties. Two unique red varieties are the Prado Red and the Ring of Fire. Of the Sunshine series, Wilson Cayat, an owner of a flower shop at the Dangwa flower market in Manila, particularly likes the performance of the Sunshine Orange with green center. He finds it more attractive than the orange and black center sunflowers that are already very common in the market.