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Helianthus Sunshine Daydream

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Helianthus Sunshine Daydream

For hardy, drought-tolerant reliability, as well as an abundance of gorgeous dahlia-like flowers, consider a hefty planting of Helianthus Sunshine Daydream. The exceptionally tall perennial plants bear striking, dark-colored stems and tons of glorious golden-yellow blooms, each with a fully double form. Sunshine Daydream adds plenty of textural interest and natural beauty to back borders, fence lines or large areas of the landscape that lack character or color. Touted as an exceptional cut flower, they are fabulous in fresh-cut arrangements. Plus, backyard birds like to feed on the seeds after the blooms are spent.
  • Hardiness Zones 4-8
  • Mature Height 5 - 5.8 feet
  • Bloom Time Mid to late summer
  • Light Requirements Full Sun
  • Attracts Pollinators

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Botanical Name: Helianthus decapetalus 'Sunshine Daydream'

#73189

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  • Restricted States US:

    AE AK GU HI PR VI
  • Botanical Name :

    Helianthus decapetalus 'Sunshine Daydream'
  • Ship As :

    Bare Root
  • Size :

    NO.1
  • Suggested Uses:

    Borders, Cut Flowers, Showy Flowers
  • Flower Color :

    Yellow
  • Flower Form :

    Hemispherical shape, somewhat resembling a dahlia.
  • Foliage Type :

    Oval leaves with light serrated edges, deep green in color. Dark stems.
  • Mature Spread :

    30 - 36 inches
  • Spacing:

    30 - 36 inches

Growing Tips

  • Planting Instructions :

    Top of plant should be planted just below the soil. Space 30-36" apart.
  • Soil Moisture :

    Well drained, drought-tolerant.
  • Will Tolerate :

    Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
  • Pruning Instructions :

    Removal of browned and tattered seed heads, foliage and plant stalks from the garden after bloom may improve the appearance of the landscape, but often becomes a great disappointment to local bird populations that love to feed on the seeds.
  • Winter Care :

    Mulch +/- 2"
  • Planting Depth :

    Top of plant should be planted just below the soil.
  • Watering Requirements :

    Average to low water needs.
  • Fertilization Requirements :

    Once per year. Plants generally tolerate a variety of soils including both clay and sandy loams as long as drainage is good. Plants also tolerate poor rocky soils.
  • Special Care :

    Not needed

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       Spring 2020 Shipping Schedule

  • Bulbs and Perennials
    Zones First Ship Date Last Order Date
    3-4 May 4, 2020 June 1, 2020
    5A March 30, 2020 June 1, 2020
    5B March 16, 2020 June 1, 2020
    6A March 9, 2020 June 1, 2020
    6B March 2, 2020 June 1, 2020
    7 February 24, 2020 June 1, 2020
    8 February 17, 2020 May 11, 2020
    9-10 February 10, 2020 May 11, 2020


  • Tropicals (Elephant Ears and Crinum)
    Zones First Ship Date Last Order Date
    3-6 April 27, 2020 June 1, 2020
    7-10 March 30, 2020 June 1, 2020


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