Yellow sunflower brings in an assortment of
pollinators like this Horace's Duskywing
and bush habit, are not two adjectives or descriptors
you would ever expect to give a sunflower, but that has
all changed. Itís called Suncredible Yellow and
botanically speaking it is a Helianthus hybrid.
it about three months ago right close to a clump of
Rockin salvias. Amazingly it has been blooming all
summer and continues to do so giving no indication its
life as an annual, will be coming to an end.
be a new plant product for the gardener reaching
42-inches tall and around 36-inches wide. The flowers
are four inches wide and produced in abundance, bringing
in bees and butterflies. Those of you with roaming deer
populations will rejoice that this plant is typically
not on the menu.
be reaching garden centers in mass next spring and I
know your first thought will be sunflowers donít last
that long in the garden; but this will simply not be
true with this new breeding of our loved native
Helianthus. It will thrive in just about any soil and
will be riveting as long as you give it good sunlight.
Space your plants 18 to 24-inches apart.
Yellow will keep blooming whether you deadhead or not.
In my garden, I have snipped them off a couple of times.
Because of their bushy habit, they will excel as the
thriller plant in mixed containers; or look stunning as
a monoculture plant growing with no partners.
screams cottage garden but will be simply amazing just
mixed in with perennials and other annuals. Of course,
those of you working on a backyard wildlife habitat will
be pleased beyond your wildest expectations.
Garden Guy used a layered design up a gentle slope. In
the front, I have the Rockin Deep Purple salvia and the
Rockin Blue Suede Shoes. Then going up the slope is the
Suncredible Yellow. Next is the amazing Summerific Holy
Grail hibiscus. The look is a subtle triadic harmony
with blue salvias, yellow sunflowers, and deep red
been scoring very well in plant trials. Most trials rate
on a score of 1 to 5 with five being the best. In the
University of Georgia trials from June through August it
has an average of 4.75. It has seen similar scores in
the south. When you score well above 4 the consumer can
rest assured they are getting a good bang for their
can tell from the length of bloom this native is heat
tolerant and I can testify it has a strong degree of
drought tolerance as our summer in west Georgia has
crept into the miserable category. We celebrate however
with colorful flowers.
thing very worth touting is this plants ability to give
you cut-flowers for the vase. What is better than
sunflowers, salvias, and zinnias in the summer vase? It
is a great time to be a gardener and the new Suncredible
Yellow Sunflower will give you the green thumb and a
bounty of flowers too!