How to tame a wildflower.
You can give it fancy leaves…
|Heliopsis helianthoides ‘Loraine Sunshine’|
You can give it double flowers…
|Heliopsis helianthoides ‘(Variety Name Forgotten*)’|
You can let it play amongst the other flowers…
You can even banish it to the compost bin…
But you can never really tame it.
It will never really leave.
Once you let a wildflower into your garden, it will decide how it wants to play. It will decide where it will grow and how far it will cast its seeds.
It will decide if it is going to be your friend or your nemesis.
Hopefully, it will be a friend and it’s bright happy face will show up where you like it.
Heliopsis helianththoides, false sunflowers, will always be a part of my garden, a wild part of my garden, whether I like it or not.
This post is part of Wildflower Wednesday, hosted by Gail at Clay and Limestone.
*Thanks to the Hoosier Gardener for identifying the double-flowering heliopsis as ‘Sunshine Daydream’ from Plants Nouveau.