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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

False Sunflower

I received seeds from a friend.  I referred to them as "yellow flower from Dot" because she didn't know what they were either.


They sprouted well and I planted them among the wildflowers in the alley.  After inquires on this blog and with our horticulture agent, we have decided it is false sunflower.  Most likely Heliopsis helianthoides.

I was surprised to find one of the plants is starting to bloom!


8 comments:

  1. It does remind me of the Heliopsis I've seen at the nurseries. It's a pretty little bloom.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  2. This is one of my favorite flowers -- it does well on the prairie and blooms most of the summer. A GOOD plant to have!

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  3. It looks like a sunflower/rudbeckia blend. I wonder if it will self seed in your gardens?

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  4. Nothing better than bright yellow color in the garden!! Hope you are well pleased with the blooms!

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  5. It is pretty It will be interesting to see if they self seed.

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  6. I always like Mystery plants. You have a pretty one there!

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  7. Mystery flowers are always exciting. I like your false sunflower.

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