Penny Sunflower

Make an industrially botanical statement with this eye-catching design.
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How Does Your Garden Grow?

Inspired by the old wives' tale about burying pennies for a fruitful and slug-free garden, this sunflower garden stake by Fred Conlon is brimming with botanically industrial flair. Handmade from recycled steel and upcycled pennies, this sculptural design is highlighted by attached springs for motion. The steel design weathers over time--simply plant your favorite flowers around the design and watch your "investment" grow. Handmade in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Check out other items in Fred Conlon's Upcycled Penny Collection: Gail the Snail, Lucky Penny Garden Flowers - Set of 3 and Cody the Copperhead Snake.


Made in Utah

Exclusively for UncommonGoods

Fred Conlon and Sugarpost Inc. for the Uncommon Collection

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Fred Conlon and Sugarpost Inc. for the Uncommon Collection



Raised in Colorado, Fred Conlon now lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he makes garden sculptures out of recovered objects. Fred received his BA from the University of Utah and started Sugarpost in 1998. Sugarpost gets its name from its neighborhood in Salt Lake City—Sugar House—and its original location across the street from the post office.

Each item in the Uncommon Collection meets five important standards. Here's how Penny Sunflower qualified for the Collection:

Original Design

Inspired by the old wives tale about planting pennies for a fruitful and slug free garden, this charming design creates an industrially botanical focal point in your outdoor decor.

Responsible Business Practices

mission statement

To bring a smile to people's faces in an otherwise dreary world by making "garden art that doesn't suck."

fair wage

Sugarpost Inc. pays employees a starting wage of $14/hr., which exceeds Salt Lake County's living wage.

- Local (Utah State) minimum wage: $7.25
- Federal minimum wage: $7.25
- Living wage of Salt Lake County: $10.71

paid time off

40 hours of PTO is available after 1 year of employment. After 2 years of service, 80 hours is available, with a maximum of 96 hours PTO after 3 years.

recycling primary/secondary materials

At least 50% of primary material is upcycled. The rods are scrap steel (remnants from a local spring shop.) The leaves are precision cut out of scrap material. Every component is 100% recyclable.

charitable giving

Sugarpost works with everything from local fundraisers to the National Ability Center (NAC). They recently donated artwork that sold for $17,500 and donated over $25,000 in 2015 to various local groups and organizations.

Environmentally Friendly Materials

Upcycled, Recycled and Recyclable Steel

Resourceful Packaging

Sugarpost packs in recycled and recyclable Kraft and cardboard.


There's one place—and only one place—where you'll find the Penny Sunflower: UncommonGoods.

Handmade Recycled Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
recycled steel, Copper
40" H x 16" diameter
This item is intentionally designed by Fred Conlon to weather outdoors. If the rust is not desirable, the artist recommends applying a coat of protective clear spray paint.
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within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
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within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
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within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
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within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
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will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Please note: This item is not available to ship outside of the U.S.

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  • Attractive Design


    Best Uses

    • Back Yard
    • Garden

    Comments about UncommonGoods Penny Sunflower:

    It is the perfect accent to a beautiful garden.

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