This robust native is a bold overachiever in the border, loaded with big double flowers of sunny yellow-gold on clean, dark green foliage from June through August.

Not for the faint of heart or tiny of garden, ‘Sunshine Daydream’ reaches heights of five to six feet and looks wonderful with large grasses or with almost any purple- or red-flowering perennial. It’s hardy in Zones 4 – 8, plenty tough enough for most of North America.

You want more? Okay, how about long flower stems make it a natural for the vase too? And butterflies love it. (