Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season This plant is resistant to deer
Soil pH requirements: 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline) 7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)
Patent Information: Non-patented
Propagation Methods: From seed; sow indoors before last frost From seed; direct sow after last frost
Seed Collecting: Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
The colour is very pretty. The flowers are smaller, 3 inches typically. They do well as cut flowers. The plant itself tends to be more wispy than other sunflowers, having thinner branches and branching out everywhere. This is really nice, though, as it tends to get quite a few flowers and seem quite full. It works well planted in a row to make a small hedge. I really enjoy this variety and its definitely a nice change of pace from the typical bright colours of sunflowers. It is one of my favourite plants to grow at the cottage as it does bring the birds as others have said. =)
On Sep 1, 2004, daru from Allentown, NJ (Zone 7a) wrote:
This is a delightful, fast growing sunflower. It blooms in less time than other sunflower varieties - and keeps on blooming for months. Each plant produces many side branches that goldfinches just love to sit on.
On Jan 27, 2003, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:
The white/creamy yellow flowers are a nice change of pace to the typical warm colors associated with sunflowers.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Menifee, California Redwood City, California Richmond, California San Anselmo, California Valdosta, Georgia Manson, Iowa Halifax, Massachusetts Perrineville, New Jersey Akron, Ohio Mount Orab, Ohio Maryville, Tennessee Austin, Texas