Thanks Chrissy and Jacquim, I am going to give them a try overwinter but I will definitely be buying them again next year and like you Chrissy, will take cuttings to increase the numbers for the pots.
Thanks Will, Busy-Lizzie and Bob. I've looked at H. 'Riverton Beauty' and they couldn't be more of a match. I will move them further back in the border next spring as the lower third of the stems is unsightly so needs to be planted behind other plants. I shall definitely give them the 'Chelsea chop' next year. Thankyou all again.
I bought some very cheap Coleus plants at the start of summer and they grew like billy-o. I knocked a couple of stems off while moving them and stood them in a glass of water to enjoy the leaf colours indoors. We went away for a week and when we returned the stems has filled the bottom of the glass with roots. I've never known such easy cuttings material...s
Thanks Grannybee, I thought that but the height of them threw me.
I planted these in the garden last year and they only grew to around 2ft. This year they are about 5 ft tall. I can't find the label.
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.