Garden Candy™ Sunshine Daydream Helianthus

Helianthus x multiflorus 'Sunshine Daydream'

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.
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Water regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Botanical Pronunciationhee-lee-AN-thus mul-TEE-flor-uh
Average Size at MaturityReaches 5 to 6 ft. tall, 2 to 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer to Early Fall
Design IdeasUse 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Landscape UseBorder, Mass Planting, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Improved Disease Resistance, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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