Sunshine Daydream was found as a branch sport of ‘Capenoch Star’. This selection has fully double blooms with petals that re-curve toward the stem. Capenoch Star has small, true sunflower-like blooms. This selection has also been compared to ‘Flore Pleno’. Sunshine Daydream has fully rounded, dahlia-like blooms that are smaller in diameter, but much more numerous in quantity. In comparison to ‘Loddon’s Gold’, the blooms of Sunshine Daydream have a much more pincushion or dome-like appearance and a much more uniform shape. This selection is also the most golden-yellow of the three.
Size: 4-6 ft. (1.20-1.80 m)
Bloom Time: June – September
Patent #: PPAF, PBRAF
Sun/Shade: full sun
Soil: Average garden soil
Moisture: moist, but well drained
Disease and Pests: This selection is generally free of powdery mildew
Landscape use: Middle of the border, foundation plantings, mass plantings, butterfly gardens, cutting gardens, cottage gardens.