Perennials forum: Perennial Helianthus Info Needed

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Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Aug 3, 2013 9:24 PM CST

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I just bought a Helianthus called 'Happy Days.' It says it's hardy to Zone 9. I'm trying to find out what kind of light exposure to give it in my area. The tag says full sun, but I know some plants can't take the heat here. Those plant tags don't always have good info on them .I've never grown a perennial sunflower before. If this works out, I will be growing more. Does anyone know anything about growing these plants in the south. I'm in zone 7b in West Tennessee. Any tips would be greatly appreciated!
Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Aug 4, 2013 5:47 AM CST
Yes, they love, love, sun. If they can tolerate full sun in zone 9 then you (we) should be fine and dandy. Thumbs up
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Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Aug 4, 2013 6:07 AM CST

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Thanks, Susan! I planted one before and think it died. I am hoping I can fet this one to grow.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Aug 4, 2013 6:31 AM CST
Have you tried these?? They come true from seed. Thumbs up I love the variegated ones. Lovey dubby


Heliopsis helianthoides v. scabra 'Sunburst'


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Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Aug 4, 2013 6:34 AM CST

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I have one of those called 'Lorraine Sunshine.' It's very similar. It lives here, but it doesn't look as good as the ones grown in cooler zones.
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Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Aug 4, 2013 6:43 AM CST
Clint, I grow mine in full sun in GA.
Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Aug 4, 2013 6:52 AM CST

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Thanks! If you can grow them there in full sun, then I should be able to! I think I'll ask more questions before I plant something in the future. I have made some dumb mistakes. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Aug 4, 2013 9:47 AM CST
Boy, haven't we all! Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
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virginiarose
Aug 4, 2013 11:04 AM CST
I agree Thumbs up Whistling
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood

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