Wednesday, 9 July 2008

'Lorraine Sunshine' Heliopsis helianthoides ****

You just have to smile at this false sunflower. It isn't huge like my run of the mill one that is a monster and volunteered itself over/under the fence to my neighbor's side .. at least she doesn't seem to mind much yet ? .. these guys are very tolerant of our dry yet humid summers. I think it is the variegation of the foliage that is really striking when yoou look at this plant .. I have a soft spot for variegated foliage for some reason and this one packs a wow factor with that bright sunny flower on top.
Lorraine .. ya' got to love her a little at least ?


Brenda Kula said...

I'm with ya on the foliage. Just as important to me as flowers for sure! Hope the "raccoon is behaving itself..."

cindee said...

That is cool. I love the foliage!!! The flower is an added bonus!!!!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Cindee it is one of those plants in the garden that make you stop and LOOK for sure !

Brenda .. good foliage is a bonus : )
Raccoon man worked his butt off yesterday building the box with the door under our sofet .. it was a lot of work and a lot of up and down the ladder .. so different from our LAZY LOOSER first idiot !
I think we are finally getting some where !!!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Gorgeous! I should try that in my new garden. Very pretty foliage.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Marnie .. give it a year or two and it will be great ! ... sometimes it looks so amazing you think it can't be natural ? LOL