Friday, September 18, 2009

Two H flowers for fall

 

Two of my favorite flowers for fall have to be helianthus and heliopsis.  Both helianthus and heliopsis have a very similar look and growth habit.  Though with hybridizing they are continually coming up with some interesting looks.  We carry a nice selection of both in our greenhouses.

Helianthus microcephalus

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 This helianthus is 4-5’ tall and blooms August through September .  Its considered “the best of the genus”  The flowers and leaves are small but it tends to grow into a large clump very quickly and is a vigorous bloomer.

Helianthus maximilianii

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Maximillian sunflower as it is commonly known is a tall specimen growing 5-8’ or taller.  It blooms in late September or early October.

Helianthus salicifolius ‘First Light’

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First Light is 4’ tall and blooms in late September into October.

Helianthus salicifolius ‘Low Down’

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Low Down is new and unique in that it is short, just 18” tall.  I never thought I would see one this short.  With its short stature it would lend itself well to smaller gardens and container plantings.

Heliopsis ‘Summer Sun’

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Summer Sun has lovely semi-double flowers strongly held at 3’ tall.  It blooms late summer through fall.

Heliopsis ‘Summer Nights’

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I love this heliopsis with its red stems.  Its a bit more loose in growth and may be floppy in less than full sun.  It tops out at 3-4’.

Heliopsis ‘Bressingham’s Doubloon’

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I love this one as well with is fluffy semi-double flowers.  It tops out at 4-5’ and blooms summer through fall.

1 comment:

dAwN said...

Helianthus Helianthus...Heliopsis..
Helianthus Helianthus...Heliopsis..
la la la la laaa laa laa laa..
la la la..
Sounds like a great tune...

They are all beautiful..i bet u have each and every one.