|Pretty flowers right? That is what I though when I bought seed for this Mexican Sunflower. With promises of butterflies and blossoms what could go wrong?|
The description from the company I got it from reads:
Boasting the deepest, most intensely-colored blooms of any Mexican Sunflower we know, Goldfinger is a two-tone delight in the sunny summer garden! The deep, persimmon-orange petals and bright yellow central buttons almost glow with warm color on floriferous, long-blooming 4-foot plants, putting on a long show of unforgettably rich color!Notice how much more red their flowers are, not to mention how many more flowers they show in their picture. Also notice how they do not show any foliage, because it is UGLY. I have seen butterflies on it so at least that part it true. I have to say they definitely got me on this one.
One of the pure joys of the sunny summer garden, Goldfinger needs almost no attention once it begins its massive months-long bloom! The densely-branched plants sport so many big 3 1/2-inch daisies that they attract every butterfly for miles to your garden! And the hotter it gets, the better Goldfinger likes it! Every garden deserves a trouble-free, floriferous joy like this hard-working annual!
Here is my final review:
Flowers: Nice, not as big as they claim, mine are 1.5-2 inches. They are more orange than pictured. Good for attracting butterflies and bees.
Foliage: Ugly! Leaves are big and unappealing. Leaves are droopy at night.
Fragrance: None that I noticed.
Growing Notes: Needs more sun than where it is now. Plant earlier, since take awhile to flower.
Would I grow this one again: Maybe, if I can find another plant of the right height to put in front of it to cover up all its foliage.
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