Monday, September 17, 2012

Ballerina False Sunflower

False Sunflower
Heliopsis helianthoides 'Ballerina'
(hee-lee-OP-sis) (hee-lee-an-THOY-dees)
Synonyms: Rough Heliopsis, Orange Sunflower

This seems to be a really nice cultivar of False Sunflower. We haven’t tried growing it but I love having the regular species in the garden. It is one of the last perennials to have a really solid bloom this time of the year. Our patch of Heliopsis has begun to spread but hasn’t warranted control yet. The plants have a nice way of growing around and through things without being annoying.

I know its Monday but I wanted to add a nice flower as a thank you to all the people that have been following and commenting on this blog. You can see it is a beautiful fancy Dahlia that could have easily earned a post of its own.

Laciniated Dahlia ‘Hannah Baker’


1 comment:

Diane Dehler said...

Wow, these are gorgeous, Chris! If you want to visit these days I am mostly on FB as Diane Dehler. Nice to see your blog is still running along nicely. Warm wishes...