Rita's mystery flower picture (sunflower?)

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Here's Rita's picture:

Sure does look like a sunflower to me. Does anyone know what kind? Is there another perennial sunflower that looks like that? If so, I don't know about it, but would love to grow it!

I'm not real familiar with mums ~ could it be one? Or is it actually a sunflower? Go here for Rita's original post about it.

-- Wingnut (wingnut@moment.net), February 25, 2001


It looks like a mum-daisy. In a book I have, they list a variety called "Sombrero", it has 3-5 inch flowers, bright lemon yellow, with good sprays and it is a perennial.

-- Annie (mistletoe@earthlink.net), February 26, 2001.

I vote for a daisy. It will take some research to tell exactly which one.

-- Laura (gsend@hotmail.com), February 26, 2001.

Hard to see the leaves, but they don't look like sumflower leaves. From what I can see, they look more like mum leaves than daisy.

-- Rebekah (daniel1@itss.net), February 27, 2001.

Pyrethrum of some sort, in my opinion -- not from Zone 3, though!!!

-- Tracy (trimmer@westzone.com), March 01, 2001.

This looks like some sort of an open form Chrysanthemum to me (Daisies are members of the same family), and the leaf in question looks like a leather-leaf fern that has been added to the bouquet.

-- julie f. (rumplefrogskin@excite.com), March 01, 2001.

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