In a Vase on Monday – Brown Eyed Girl

One of the new plants I am trialing may be a new favorite, the Brown Eyed Girl Helianthus. I have had this plant for a little over a week and have already cut enough flowers for 3 vases. Officially called the SunBelievable Brown Eyed Girl Helianthus, the marketing spiel states it will produce a thousand flowers over the summer, it is a warm season annual everywhere. It will be interesting how long it will last in South Florida. August triumphs over many things in the garden. Though I can believe it will produce a thousand flowers.

The weather is wobbling between spring and summer already, but fortunately the humidity is still lurking in the Atlantic Ocean. I have finally figured out what to do with all the new plants and will hopefully get them settled in before the inevitable summer heat.

A closer view:

Brown Eyed Girl is stealing the show. The three new Salvias are the back up singers. I am hoping they will all be garden stars. The Salvias are: in white, ‘White Flame’; in red, ‘Roman Red’; in blue, Black in Bloom. The foliage is ‘Lagoon’ Rosemary and Varigated Flax Lily (Dianella tasmanica ‘Varigata’).

That is all from South Florida this Monday. Thanks to Cathy at, to see more vases follow the link.

Happy Gardening!!


17 comments on “In a Vase on Monday – Brown Eyed Girl

  1. I really like the Helianthus. The flowers look big, hopefully, they will perform well.

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  2. Cathy says:

    Yes, Brown Eyed Girl really does draw your eyes in ๐Ÿ‘ Are you going to count the blooms…? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  3. Eliza Waters says:

    Wow, a great sunny bouquet! I’m going to look for these varieties locally come spring.

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  4. Kris P says:

    I’ve yet to buy the Sunbelievable sunflowers but you’ve just sealed the deal, although I doubt they’ll be available here for some time yet. We’re still ridiculously cold.

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  5. Anna Higgins says:

    Oh that helianthus is rather lovely Amelia and at a thousand flowers over one summer it must be worth investing in. I wonder if they’re available over this side of the pond and will have to check. I will now be singing a certain song for the rest of the evening ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  6. tonytomeo says:

    Sunflowers are SO rad. We will be growing some this year, although it is still too cool for them. Some mysteriously appeared in our landscapes last summer (after those that I put seed out for failed), and got quite a bit of attention. We were asked to add some this year.

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  7. Cathy says:

    How wonderful to see sunflowers! Are you going to keep a tab on how many flowers it actually produces? ๐Ÿ˜‰ The variegated foliage and salvias are a great backdrop. Hope the plant does well for you.

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