|I used 3 types of foliage but the brightest is that of chartreuse Duranta repens 'Gold Mound'|
|I used Gomphrena 'Itsy Bitsy' to provide a color echo for the dahlias|
As I planted all my sunflower seeds at the same time, I shouldn't have been surprised that most are blooming on the same schedule. The odd thing is that many of the sunflowers appear to be a mutant form of 'Panache'.
|'Panache' is on the left and one of the mutant blooms, identical to one another if not to 'Panache', is on the right. The mutant's foliage and growth habit clearly identifies it as a sunflower but it lacks the central disk characteristic of Helianthus annuus. The plants are popping up in the same area in which I sowed 'Panache's' seeds. An on-line search on "mutant sunflowers" yielded an interesting article referencing the famous sunflowers painted by Vincent van Gogh, which you can find here.|
|Helianthus 'Panache' is shown front and center here, surrounded by Rudbeckia|
|The petals of both the standard and mutant sunflowers are the same color and shape|
|Clockwise from the upper left: Helianthus annuus 'Panache', Leptospermum 'Copper Glow', Pennisetum advena 'Rubrum', the mutant sunflower, and Rudbeckia hirta 'Denver Daisy'|
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