You Can Plant Chocolate Cherry Sunflowers and I Need Them | 22 Words

With their vibrant color, sunflowers are a favorite among flower lovers - not to mention how useful they are with helping environmental disasters (yep, really).

But now, pictures of a new variation have emerged online and they are taking the internet by storm - and it's not hard to see why...

Houseplants have really taken off in the past few years.

The fact that many of us live in apartments without outdoor space means we want to bring the outside in.

You can turn your home into an indoor jungle.

There's just one problem. Keeping plants alive can be hard!

But that doesn't stop people filling their houses with greenery.

From fresh flowers to mini trees, home jungles have become something of an Instagram obsession.

And we're not complaining...

Our Pinterest board if full to the brim of homes peppered with plants and flowers.

How stunning is this set-up?

That's one jealousy-inducing home.

Although, there's one flower, in particular, that's always guaranteed to brighten our day.

... the sunflower.

It's not hard to see why they are so popular.

Their bright colors are enough to cheer anyone up.

Sunflowers are more than just pretty flowers, though.

They are a natural decontaminator of soils and have been used to clean up soil at some of the world's biggest environmental disasters, including Chernobyl.

Not to mention...


Sunflower oil is full of calcium, iron, and vitamins A and D.

Fun fact:

The sunflower is the only flower with the word "flower" in its name. Who'd have thought it?

Most of us thought you could only buy yellow sunflowers...


Right?

But it turns out there's another type of sunflower hailed as "chocolate cherry."

And they are taking the internet by storm.

Check 'em out ...

They grow into 6-inch flower head that has colors ranging between red, brown, and black.

They're so pretty!

And amazingly, can grow to over 8 feet tall!

They're low maintenance, too.

After you plant your seeds, you just need to water once a week.

Colors can vary slightly, but they're all gorgeous.

You can buy your own Chocolate Cherry Sunflower seeds from NewHillFarms on Etsy!