Beach sunflowers are a Florida native. They do exactly what their name implies - grow on the dunes - and are well adapted to whatever Florida cares to throw at them. I got some a couple of years ago for the back, and was quite happy with them. They handled the heat, the sun, the sand, got bushy and strong and bloomed profusely. But the husband is from the MidWest and does not share my love for things that sprawl loosely and freely and trimmed them down with the idea they would grow back more neatly. Flowers are not shrubs, so I had bare ground again.
|East Coast Beach Sunflower before Tom took the shears to it.|
|Last year's planting of West Coast Beach Sunflower - Much tidier!|
|My Peggy Martin Roses|
|So delicate looking, but so tough.|
|These babies have a lot of growing up to do!|