Queen of the Late Summer Garden

Helianthus 'Lemon Queen'

Helianthus 'Lemon Queen'

Last Fall I visited the local nursery and came home with one of the few plants flowering at that time.  It said perennial, but I had my doubts.  As it turns out the Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’ is an expansive perrenial.  It has gone from one small plant to a bushy stand of beautiful yellow flowers.  Very much appreciated at this time of year.  The bees are absolutely in love with the plant.  We have next to the Caryopteris and together they make a wonderful combo.

Helianthus 'Lemon Queen

Helianthus 'Lemon Queen'

Lemon Queen with ever present bee...

Lemon Queen with ever present bee...

2 comments on “Queen of the Late Summer Garden

  1. Charlotte

    Lovely colour!

  2. Barbara E

    And its a perennial! Wow! It looks something like a CA native sunflower called slender sunflower, Helianthus gracilentus. What a great plant to have at this time of the year.

    By the way, your website looks beautiful!