After all this comparing I am going to plump for Helianthus. Unless you know different !!!!
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I took some better photos this morning...They were a gift from someone's garden, many years ago.
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It looks to me like the Heliopsis have darker stems than the ones I have. They must be Helianthus. 🤔
Thankyou. All the ones I looked at had either shaggy petals or had stouter looking flowers.
I am not sure even after looking at photos of each on line. They are very tall, 5ft, self supporting on wiry stems. The flowers are about 3 inches across and a rich yellow.They spread readily by root growth.
They are at least 4ft tall, some reaching 5ft. Pure white daisy flowers, each measuring 3inches across.
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I searched Francoa sonchifolia .and it is one. Thankyou very much DW.
It's growing in the rockery, totally the wrong place but I like the tallness of it. Tiny pink flowers form along the top 1/4 of the 3-4ft stem. The leaves form a low 8-12 inch mound.
Thank you Dovefromabove.
I have some sturdy Greenshaft peas I have grown in the cold greenhouse. Do you think it would be OK to risk planting them out into the garden.