While they don’t have the huge blooms of their annual cousins, they carry their flowers in such abundance that they provide great garden impact A terrific dwarf perennial sunflower, ideal towards the middle of a sunny border but also short enough for containers or tubs. This forms an upright mound of pointy dark-green leaves. Strong stems appear by midsummer, holding bicolored daisies with yellow petals surrounding a wide anemone-style double golden centre or eye. The 3-4” blossoms stand upright on purple branched stems atop dark green foliage.Excellent for cutting. Plants prefer a sunny location but a rich and moisture-retentive soil. Easily divided in the spring. Cut the dead stems back to the ground in late fall, or leave for winter interest if desired. Very attractive to bees and butterflies.
Sun Exposure: full sun
Soil type: all
Soil PH: all
Soil Moisture: average to moist well drained soil.
Care level: easy
Flower color: yellow
Bloom time: late summer to fall
Foliage Color: deep green
Uses and Characteristics: border, container, massed, cut flower, attracts bees and butterflies and birds
Flower head size: large
Height: 55-60 cm (21-23 inches) Width: 45-60 cm (18-23 inches)
Growth Rate: medium
Propagation: Divide every 3 to 4 years in the spring to control plant size. Stem cuttings in spring.
Helianthus ‘Happy Days’, Dwarf Perennial Sunflower, zones 5-9
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