Now that is Patriotism!

When I seen this picture I knew that I had to post it here, talk about using flowers to decorate…lol.
What is truly awe-inspiring is the sheer size of this flag, trust me it is much larger than it looks in the photo.

This American flag is 6.65 acres and composed of an estimated 400,000  larkspur plants, each with 4-5 individual flowers, for a total of over 2,000,000 flowers! The flag is the first “floral flag” to contain 5 pointed stars composed of white larkspur. Here are a few more facts

  • Each star is 24 feet in diameter, about 3′ longer than a Ford F-150 Crewcab pickup truck!
  • Each stripe is 30 feet wide, as wide or wider than many single family homes!
  • The flag is 740 feet long and 390 feet wide. Compare this to the following
    – NHL Hockey Rink 200′ x 85′
    – NFL Football Field 360′ x 160′ (this flag is over twice this length and width!)
  • The flag maintains the proper United States flag dimension ratios as outlined in Executive Order 10834

The flag is located close to Vandenberg AFB in California. Between the field where the flag is planted there are an additional 9+ miles of flower fields that go all the way to the Pacific Ocean.

About gdguy

CEO of Grower Direct Fresh Cut Flowers, we are a Canadian franchise system with retail flower stores across the country
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6 Responses to Now that is Patriotism!

  1. This is amazing. Thanks for sharing. It does not look like a flower field really:).


  2. kim says:

    anyone know which variety of larkspur are used? I would love to grow that blue!


    • Sorry but I haven’t a clue! I wish I could help you but there are so many varieties of larkspur out there. All I can suggest is you do a search for blue larkspur varieties and find the closest match.


  3. Pingback: Some World Record Flower Facts | funflowerfacts

  4. Canadian Guy says:

    WOW, the flower flag is truly amazing….
    Has anyone ever done a Canadian flag this way, it would really be something to see


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