I love this orange daisy with the violet-blue eye. It's a prolific producer of blooms and is a Proven Winner. However, it has one annoying little habit that is really beginning to bug me.
It closes up whenever there is an overcast day or the sun moves direction.
Interestingly that was never mentioned in any of the glowing Proven Winner information.
For those new to gardening who are unaware of Proven Winners, I went to their site and gathered a bit of info for you:
The goals of Proven Winners are to introduce the best, most unique, high performing plants, to produce them under the highest quality standards, and to market the plants innovatively. Proven Winners plants are unsurpassed in terms of flowering, growth habit, disease resistance, and garden performance.
No other plant line goes through the same rigorous plant selection process, which takes 2-3 years and occurs at facilities in the U.S. and Canada, as well as at trial stations in Europe, South Africa, and Japan. Every Proven Winners variety is protected by U.S. and Canadian patents. What also separates Proven Winners is its viral control process, which is second to none.
Besides producing better flowering plants, Proven Winners is also credited with creating the "container gardening" craze, and making new plant genera known. Most consumers had never heard of Bacopa, Nemesia, Verbena, etc. until Proven Winners introduced these varieties.
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
3 years ago