If you think you don’t like yellow flowers this could change your mind.
Helianthus Lemon Queen, is a tall, hardy, perennial plant with pretty, soft lemon yellow flowers contrasted with dark green leaves. It dies back in the winter, but starts off growing again in the spring.
It’s planted here with Calamagrostis Karl Foerster grass and Verbena bonariensis.
One of it’s greatest assests is that it begins flowering in August, a time when many people feel that their garden looks a bit dull, and carries on until mid autumn, or even later if we have mild weather.
Although it reaches 1.8 metres tall, I don’t neeed to stake it and it’s quite happy on poor soil, as long as it gets plenty of sun. As you can see the bees love it too.
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Have a lovely weekend
images: Jill Anderson