Thursday, 19 February 2015

PERENNIAL SUNFLOWER

Helianthus x multiflorus 'Flore Pleno' is a robust plant produces double yellow flowers throughout the summer. Its deep green foliage is an excellent screen or foil to showcase small plants. Flowers of Helianthus x mult. 'Flore Pleno' are scattered all throughout this "green wall" which makes it an excellent choice for the back of your border.

This is a good plant for cut flowers and blooms for 4 weeks or more. It can be planted in containers and attracts butterflies. Prefers average, neutral to slightly alkaline soil. Well drained soil is good for overwintering, but give Helianthus a good soaking if August begins to overpower. Can be divided in spring every 3-4 years. Cut back by one-half in early to midsummer to prevent staking.

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

8 comments:

  1. I love yellow flowers. They are always so cheerful!

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  2. multiflorus 'Flore Pleno' indeed. Such a congested centre. I wonder what it would be for wool dying.

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  3. Lovely cheerful daisy - must look for this one.

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  4. You people from Down Under are inciting extreme jealousy in me for the varieties of flowers you are showcasing here. Especially as I sit and watch the sun come up on 7 inches of snow and -7 degree temperatures. i need to search for a variety i can grow here. Thanks for the idea.

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  5. Estou esperando a época de semear minhas sementes.

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