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Helianthus 'Sunshine Daydream'

Posted by twrosz Z3 Ab. (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 11, 13 at 21:37

This helianthus was planted in June and the vigorous thing grew and grew until finally maxing out at 6 ft tall and covered in golden bloom and healthy dark green foliage. Flowering began in early September and laughing off those first frosts of October. Next year, I expect the display will begin earlier with the plant then being established.

Terrance



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Blooming away


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I especially love that first photo.

(Which very floriferous hydrabgea is in the background?)

I have this plant on my "to buy" list for next season. There is a dearth of info on this particular helianthus on GW.

Boday, I see that you mentioned it a few times in past threads. Did you ever get it for your garden?

This post was edited by rouge21 on Tue, Nov 12, 13 at 7:21


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I see the Canadians are waxing strong. Where is Sask?

Oh yeah on the "Sunshine Daydream". It comes up late in the spring though.

It's hit -14 C and no snow cover. Not good. I went out and covered the Hakone grass, Carpet roses and Hibiscus - boxes of leaves.


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Hello Rouge, the hydrangea is 'Little Lamb', someone on GW had before given it the fitting name 'Big Ram', lol ... this year, it topped out at 5' x 5' with 150 blooms!

'Sunshine Daydream' is fast growing and sturdy and would make an excellent screening plant, I think I'll use several in a row to block out the potato patch. Good to know about it being slow to emerge in spring, I'll place some divisons next to the foundation of the house, where the extra heat will get them going earlier in the season.


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AWESOME! It reminds me of heliopsis, which I love for its bright yellow blooms and those dark green leaves! I'm adding this to my list, too! Thanks for sharing!


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Oh yeah on the "Sunshine Daydream". It comes up late in the spring though.

And how has SD performed for you?

For your established plant(s) how tall does it reach and when does it begin to flower?

(Btw, did you obtain SD at a 'garden variety' nursery? I say this as I have only seen it through mail order. I am wondering it it goes by another name(s))

..boxes of leaves

I plan to do similarly after work today.

This post was edited by rouge21 on Wed, Nov 13, 13 at 10:27


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  • Posted by dbarron Z6/7 (Oklahoma) (My Page) on
    Wed, Nov 13, 13 at 15:14

Yeah, does look like heliopsis and not helianthus, but I haven't heard of this one.


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David883, you're for sure to enjoy this helianthus! Any of my garden buddies who had seen it in bloom had asked for a future division :)

Rouge, the plant had pretty much maxed out in height before coming into bloom, It was a good find among the many great plants offered by Canning Perennials.

As for the helianthus / heliopsis issue, 'Sunshine Daydream' carries foliage that's an almost dead ringer to annual sunflowers, it even smells the very same.


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Hoping you can provide an UPDATE twrosz:

I am just wondering if your wonderful SSDD has shown itself this spring?

(I purchased 2 of these plants last week in small pots with nothing showing; the vendor said she will replace if they fail to show life).


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Yes, both plants are alive and emerging with TONS of new shoots. These had been transplanted a couple of weeks ago and had an extensive root system, I'm hoping they won't become invasive.

TR


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