Rough False Sunflower P H N
Asteraceae:  Heliopsis helianthoides

Rough False Sunflower
Rough False Sunflower, 2003
June 1: Two plants have appeared along the fence.
24: Flowering.
28: There are more plants in various places. It seems to have spread by seed.

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June 13: A few plants have appeared along the fence.
August 21:Ben cleared along the fence and there is only one plant now, of medium size.
July 4: Flowering.
August 28: A very nice display all summer, and no aphids.
June 24: A couple of plants are growing beside the driveway and a few more in driveway cracks.
September 23: Did well enough.
September 19: Did well.
July 2: Some flowers.
August 3: Flowering and doing fine.
June 24: Plants but no flowers yet.
December 31: Did fine.
May 1: Small plants in their spot.
June 16: Flowering nicely now.
April 26: Many sprouts.
June 14: First flower.
August 1: Doing ok.
May 28:  Coming up all over.
June 28:  Two flowers.
July 27:  A small patch of it is flowering nicely.
June 23:  There are a few shoots in its spot.
July 31:  There are only small new plants in the garden, but they are in flower along the fence.
May 1:  Several small plants can be seen in its bed.
June 12:  First flower, along the fence.
July 21:  The flowers are still good, but I believe they are now past their prime and showing it.
October 19:  The flowers along the fence lasted longer than I expected.
April 13: New growth is visible in its bed.
May 20: New growth is visible in its bed. The previous growth was not the r. f. sunflower.
July 24:  There is a wonderful display along the fence!
September 7:  Still flowering, although many of the flowers look tired.
June 6: 3 leaves or so are showing.
June 18: First flowers on a plant I didn't notice before.
December 2: The plant or plants were small this year. They must have been very disturbed by the transplanting.
April 24: New growth is quite evident today.
June 21: First flower. The plant is quite crowded by the gaillardia.
August 8: It still has a few flowers.
25: I dug the centre part of the north perennial bed, incorporating compost, marked a bed with boards set into the ground, and replaced several rough false sunflower plants there.
May 24: Growing well.
June 9: First flower. Also, red aphids.
~15: I sprayed the aphids with detergent and water, which seems to have killed most of them, then a few days later with Safer's soap and water.
June 30: Flourishing with about 55 flowers. There are some volunteers along the fence too.
August 3: The flowers are started to look brown. There are many red aphids. I sprayed yesterday and today with soap solution.
13: I sprayed with forceful hose water again today. That's 3 days in a row. It seems to be successful at substantially reducing the number of aphids, and much easier than using the soap solution.
31: A small number of small often brownish flowers, and aphids.
September 23: Kyle dug the perennial bed today and added compost. The existing false sunflower clump was rather severely damaged. I think it will come back. I gave some of the roots to General Byng School.
30: A cheerful show in the early summer, but not so attractive later on.
June 1: Flourishing. Tall.
June 17: A few flowers.
June 1: 2 plants coming along fine. Many volunteers.
June 30: Many flowers.
May 4: No new growth visible yet.
June 3: Well up.
July 7: Flowering nicely.
May 9: These are just starting to show. They may be in trouble; unfortunately I sprayed this area yesterday with Round-up. Didn't I do this last year too?
May 22: They appear to have recovered and are growing well.
June 19: Started to flower today.
July 29: Still flowering nicely.
June 21: Doing well enough. A little small, but first year in this spot.
August 18: The yellow daisies are flowering.
October 18: I moved them from the east yard by the fence to the garden's centre.