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 http://www.ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com, to see more vases follow the link.

Happy Gardening!!

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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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