Sunflower Sunshine Daydream

Yellow Sunflower Sunshine Daydream, Helianthus x multiflorus Sunshine Daydream, Perennial Sunflower
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Helianthus "Sunshine Daydream" is a perennial sunflower. It has fully round dahlia like blooms mid to late summer. Can grow up to 6 feet tall. Makes an excellent cut flower.

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Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Native
Native
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 60-72 inches tall (5-6 feet), 24-48 inches wide
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Size Plant - 3" pot
SKU 1SUN
Sunshine Daydream is a perennial sunflower that blooms in mid to late summer. The lower petals on the double flowers recurve toward the stem, making them look like golden yellow dahlias. This is a big plant, reaching 5 to 6 feet in height, so choose the planting site accordingly. The mildew-resistant foliage makes a pretty backdrop for shorter perennials and can be used as a screen to hide an unsightly view. The plant prefers full sun and moist, well-drained soils but it is quite drought tolerant once established.
SKU 1SUN
Common Name Perennial Sunflower
Botanical Name Helianthus x multiflorus Sunshine Daydream
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Yellow
Mature Height 60-72 inches tall (5-6 feet)
Estimated Mature Spread 24-48 inches wide
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Cut Flowers, Native, Extended Blooms
Ships to Canada No

Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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