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Garden Candy™ Sunshine Daydream Helianthus

Helianthus x multiflorus 'Sunshine Daydream'

Pronunciation: hee-lee-AN-thus mul-TEE-flor-uh
SKU #31904

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Description A gem for the mid summer garden! Fuss-free perennial with profuse, deep golden-yellow, dahlia-like blooms on tall, sturdy, deep black stems. The deep green foliage resists mildew unlike others, and performs remarkably through summer heat. Perfect for middle to back of a border or cutting garden.
Light Full sun
Watering Water regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Blooms Summer to Early Fall
Mature Size Reaches 5 to 6 ft. tall, 2 to 4 ft. wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs, Fast Growing, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Landscape Use Border
Design Ideas Use en masse along the middle of the perennial border to create a stunning burst of midsummer color. Helianthus is a staple of the classic cutting garden; the long, leafless stems lend themselves beautifully to seasonal flower arrangements. Plant in a children's or butterfly or wildlife garden, where the blooms will be visited by a menagerie of beneficial nectar-seekers, and finches will flock to its dried seedheads for late-season sustenance.
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Dark Green
Care Grows easily in average, moist but well-drained soils. Tough and adaptable. Water regularly first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system; tolerates some drought when well-established. Cut back at end of season, or leave seed heads for birds to enjoy.

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