Blooms of Bressingham
Bred in New Zealand by Keith R.W. Hammett, this super compact willowleaf sunflower is characterized by its low, mounding habit, bright yellow flowers and good garden performance.
Willowleaf sunflower is a tall, upright perennial that originates the central and eastern United States where it inhabits open prairies, old fields and areas with limestone bedrock. Once established, it is a tough plant that will withstand hot summers and limited drought.
In the spring and summer this clump-forming...
(Table Mountain Willowleaf Sunflower, Willowleaf Sunflower)
A shorter and more compact selection of the willowleaf sunflower, 'Table Mountain' offers a clump of upright stems with narrow leaves topped by a plateau of semi-double daisies that are yellow with a dark center. It is a clump-formung perennial that spreads slowly over time. At one-third the size of its parent, it allows gardeners with limited space to enjoy a sunflower in bloom from summer through fall.
In the spring and summer this clump-forming plant offers upright stems lined with fine,...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Paleleaf Woodland Sunflower, Woodland Sunflower)
Striking leaves and bright flowers lend this tall perennial sunflower marked appeal. Woodland sunflower is native throughout Eastern North America from Quebec down to Florida. In the wild it can be found growing in prairies, thickets, open woods and roadsides. It is tall and has an upright habit.
The pale green, lance-shaped leaves of this species are opposite, flat and held horizontally along the main stem. Occasionally the undersides of the leaves and stems have a purplish hue. Flowering may...
(Jerusalem Artichoke, Sunchoke)
Whether grown for its beautiful sunflowers or edible tubers, Jerusalem artichoke is a great garden plant with a lot of utility. This tall perennial is native to much of North America—from Canada down to northern Florida. In the wild, it favors open meadows, old fields, thickets and roadsides. The plants spread by rhizomes to form very large clumps. Its crisp, flavorful tubers were an essential food for many Native American tribespeople. This species has been introduced and become naturalized in temperate...
James H. Schutte
Lots of golden daisies cover this vigorous garden favorite in summer. The many-flowered sunflower is a naturally occurring hybrid cross between the annual sunflower (Helianthus annuus) and perennial thinleaf sunflower (Helianthus decapetalus). It has been highly cultivated and there are lots of garden varieties to choose from. The clump-forming plants are moderately tall and long-blooming.
The rough-textured leaves or many-flowered sunflower are medium to dark green, broad...
The pretty single daisies of this exceptional perennial sunflower bloom from mid to late summer when temperatures and high. 'Capenoch Star' is a favorite cultivar of famed horticulturist and former Director of the Mount Cuba Center, Dr. Richard Lighty. In fact, he has been known to give them to friends.
Many-flowered sunflower is a naturally occurring hybrid cross between the annual sunflower (Helianthus annuus) and perennial thinleaf sunflower (Helianthus decapetalus). It...
(Blue Oat Grass)
The upright to arching, steely foliage of blue oat grass offers some of the coolest blue color of any ornamental grass. It originates from southwestern Europe where it naturally resides in open forests, meadows and rocky slopes. Once established, this clump-forming, evergreen to semi-evergreen perennial will tolerate both heat and drought.
In late spring to early summer, the spiky clumps of frosty blue foliage present tall, soft, arching panicles of grassy flowers. The dry brown seedheads that...
James H. Schutte
(Blue Oat Grass, Sapphire Fountain Grass)
Super bright metallic blue color and good rust resistance set 'Sapphire Fountain' apart from other blue oat grasses.Helictotrichon sempervirens originates from southwestern Europe where it naturally resides in open forests, meadows and rocky slopes. Once established, this clump-forming, evergreen to semi-evergreen perennial will tolerate both heat and drought.
In late spring to early summer, the spiky clumps of frosty blue foliage present tall, soft, arching panicles of grassy flowers....
(Bressingham Doubloon Oxeye, Oxeye)
The patented perennial sunflower 'Bressingham Doubloon' is a vigorous plant that produces impressive semi-double golden blooms against large lance-shaped leaves of deep green. This hybrid oxeye was bred by Alan Bloom of Blooms of Bressingham Ltd. in Norfolk, England, and is a cross between Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra `Desert King` and an unknown pollen parent.
This tall sturdy herbaceous plant has branched stems lined with dark green leaves. In mid to late summer these...