Finally came across an Asahi Heliopsis

rouge21_gw(5)August 13, 2014

It has been on my "to buy" list for a while but it was just yesterday that I inadvertently spied it at a nursery that I had never patronized. I scooped it up ignoring the now common mantra "no more room".

Anyone else have one in their garden?

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greylady_gardener

lucky you! very nice....you must always grab a plant that you have been looking for when you find it....you may not see it again! :) There is ALWAYS room ;)

    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 12:28PM
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twrosz

This is my second summer with 'Asahi', it grows in an upright open manner upon stiff stems with small shiny foliage and an abundance of these cute little golden blooms, excuse the gardener's fingernails, lol.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 6:07PM
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twrosz

Another photo ...

    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 6:10PM
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phlowerpower(5)

Very nice looking plant.

Unfortunately my heliopsis are favored by sunflower moths and I'd mars their appearance. I sm going to put them in a place where I enjoy them at a distance or msybe get rid if all together...can't decide. I think I will always have sunflower moths so getting rid of this particular plant probably won't matter.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2014 at 4:03PM
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rouge21_gw(5)

Unfortunately my heliopsis are favored by sunflower moths

Definitely something to consider if you have had problems with this moth larvae on other heliopsis in your garden. (I had this problem greatly with our "Tuscan Sun" heliopsis)

    Bookmark   August 17, 2014 at 10:21AM
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rouge21_gw(5)

'twrosz', I really appreciate your pictures.

How tall has your Asahi gotten in this its second season?

Did it begin to flower prior to "Sunshine Daydream"?

    Bookmark   August 17, 2014 at 10:26AM
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twrosz

Here's a better photo, I had put a tomato cage around the plant and it's looking a bit tooo tight.

Rouge, 'Asahi' came into flower over a month ago and is now in full bloom along with 'Sunshine Daydream'. Next spring, I think I'll divide 'Asahi' to have a few more around the garden.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2014 at 11:37AM
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rouge21_gw(5)

twrosz, thanks again for the additional pictures. It appears from your last post that this Heliopsis needs some support to stay upright?

(I think I will remove "Henry Eilers" and put an Asahi in its place).

    Bookmark   August 19, 2014 at 9:27AM
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twrosz

Rouge, the stems on 'Asahi' are strong and do not require support, though the plant is of rather open airy habit and placing the tomato cage upon it made for a more concentrated color effect, though it's currently looking just a bit up"tight", lol ... I'm soon gonna loosen its binding.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2014 at 9:46AM
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