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Antrim, Northern Ire
United Kingdom
(Zone 8b)

May 2, 2001
10:39 PM

Post #4390

hi all

I know I have asked this before but there are more people on here now.

anyway, does anyone out there have perennial sunflowers? yep there is such a thing. They come back every year just like any other perennial plant.

I would like to acquire some new shoots, roots attached, that are popping above ground just now.

Mark
Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

May 4, 2001
8:30 AM

Post #72604

I did not know there were perennial sunflowers. Are they true sunflowers with large seed centers! And do you have a link that I could use to learn more about them?
dave

May 4, 2001
11:38 AM

Post #72618

I have a perennial sunflower called the "Swamp Sunflower", Helianthus angustifolius. I got a couple plants from a member here, and they have already spread quite a bit. I figure I have 10 of them now.

Mark - let's see if you can find a local source for the plant, but if not let me know and we'll see about getting some of these over to you.

Dave
mark
Antrim, Northern Ire
United Kingdom
(Zone 8b)

May 4, 2001
3:31 PM

Post #72642

Dave

all I need are the shoots that are emerging right now. If you scratch around carefully you will see that some have rooted as they go . can I get some PLEASE. just wrap them in wet tissue and mail them asap.

I'll even swap you some.

here are some of my perennial sunflowers
http://albums.photopoint.com/j/AlbumIndex?u=1389828&a=10396181&f=0

Mark
dave

May 4, 2001
3:33 PM

Post #72643

Alright Mark, I'll E-mail you.

Dave
mark
Antrim, Northern Ire
United Kingdom
(Zone 8b)

May 4, 2001
3:34 PM

Post #72644

now that was a fast response! 2 minutes later
dave

May 4, 2001
3:40 PM

Post #72645

Fast indeed. I'm paying attention today. :)

Okay, check your mail for the full information. This is my first international plant trade.

Dave
mark
Antrim, Northern Ire
United Kingdom
(Zone 8b)

May 4, 2001
4:25 PM

Post #72655

thanks Dave.

there is so much swapping goes on I had my eyes opened when I started.

Mark
GrannyLois
Elizabethton (Stoney, TN
(Zone 6b)

May 8, 2001
1:21 AM

Post #73236

Mark, are you familiar with Jerusalem artichokes? They're a wild type of [perennial] sunflower here in the States. Some people call them weeds. Others use the tubers for eating. American Indians used it as a staple. It's a pretty plant, too.
dave

May 8, 2001
1:31 AM

Post #73240

Jerusalem artichokes are Helianthus tuberosus.

PS I sent your box today. Enjoy!

Dave
ele
Milford, NH

May 9, 2001
1:37 AM

Post #73477

Mark..I have perennial sunflowers..helianthus maximilianii, Very hardy...get to about 2-3m. with flowers 10-15 cm ..late bloomers and very vigorous growers...
mark
Antrim, Northern Ire
United Kingdom
(Zone 8b)

May 10, 2001
10:43 PM

Post #73839

Ele yes please on the maximillianii. are they small enough to mail?

Dave and Ele I could swap either hardy Geraniums or hardy Osteospermums for the sunflowers. For both would you rather have cuttings or seeds?

Mark
poppysue
Westbrook, ME
(Zone 5a)


May 10, 2001
10:48 PM

Post #73841

Mark did you want some Jerusalem Artichokes?
dave

May 11, 2001
1:17 AM

Post #73879

Mark: Surprise me, but I'd prefer cuttings over seeds.

Dave
mark
Antrim, Northern Ire
United Kingdom
(Zone 8b)

May 11, 2001
7:20 AM

Post #73931

Poppy sue

if the tubers are small enough to post feel free to mail one to me.

Dave, I'll do my best to get your cuttings off to you this weekend. working long hours doesn't help much.

Mark
Furysma
Turner, ME

May 11, 2001
5:13 PM

Post #74001

How tall do these perennial sunflowers get? i checked out the pictures and believe these are what I have taking over one garden spot. I have been digging up lots of them and moving to other areas. Somewhere I have a picture I took of them last year. Will try to find and post.
Alison

P.S. if anyone wants any roots, let me know. hate to see them go to waste.
dave

May 11, 2001
6:19 PM

Post #74009

Here's a couple pictures of the Swamp Sunflower.

http://www.rice.edu/armadillo/Wildflowers/swamp.gif
http://130.18.140.19/noxubee/Resources/fl-yellow3.html

Dave
mark
Antrim, Northern Ire
United Kingdom
(Zone 8b)

May 11, 2001
11:27 PM

Post #74065

Furysma

me please!

Mark
SDoglover1512
Port Huron, MI
(Zone 5b)

May 14, 2001
11:46 PM

Post #74631

Furysma,
I would also love some roots. Please email me as to a trade or postage
Sandy

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