Hudson Valley Seed Company - Silverleaf Sunflower
This stunning plant is native to the Texas Gulf Coast, better known for its petroleum than its silver and gold. But these blooms are worth their weight in any mineral resource: profuse golden flowers jut above a sea of silvery gray-green leaves on multi-faceted branches that spread far from the stem. The contrast between the blooms and the leaves is spectacular; it is hard to believe one plant can pair such striking tones together. They are, as the artwork highlights, truly celestial.