Heliopsis Helianthoides ‘Summer Sun’

Trial: Perennial

Years Trialed: 2003, 2004

Good Qualities:

Year 1:

None listed.

Year 2:

Problems:

Year 1:

Shipping problems; Drought, excessive weeds

Year 2:

Self sowing weedy plant.

Comments:

Year 1:

I think the retail florist will like this plant; Common as a weed, not very marketable, self sowing.

Year 2:

Retail florist appreciated more than wholesaler; An iron plant; One trialer noted a vase life of 12 days.

Trial Data

Year 1

Heliopsis helianthoides ‘Summer Sun’
Yield (stems/plant) Stem Length (inches) Market Appreciation Rating – Wholesale (1) Market Appreciation Rating – Retail (1) Market Appreciation Rating – Consumer (1) Repeat Again Rating (2) Ease of Cultivation Rating (2) Average Spacing (in2)
Average 50 63 14.0 24.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 4.0
Range of Responses 0-100 0-100 14 24 3 3 3 4

(1) Data shown are from those respondents who harvested stems. Some respondents may not have harvested stems because they were too short. Flowering stems may be longer next year after plants are established. See comments section for more details.

(2) 1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Market ratings are based on sales to wholesalers, retailers, or final consumers direct.

Year 2

Heliopsis helianthoides ‘Summer Sun’
Yield (stems/plant) Stem Length (inches) Market Appreciation Rating – Wholesale (1) Market Appreciation Rating – Retail (1) Market Appreciation Rating – Consumer (1) Repeat Again Rating (2) Ease of Cultivation Rating (2) Average Spacing (in2)
Average 50 26.0 24.2 2.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 4.3
Range of Responses 0-100 12-40 16.5-30 2 3 2-4 2-5 3-5

(1) Data shown are from those respondents who harvested stems. Some respondents may not have harvested stems because they were too short. Flowering stems may be longer next year after plants are established. See comments section for more details.

(2) 1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Market ratings are based on sales to wholesalers, retailers, or final consumers direct.

Supplier

Grow’n Sell/Benary (GS)

320 Lower State Rd.

Chalfont, PA 18914

215-822-1276

FAX 215-997-1770

www.gro-n-sell.com

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