Vigorous Growing Perennial Sunchoke and Sunflower
Hybrid sunflower, Hypernova produces a dense thick spreading root with little enlarged tubers. The roots are not that edible for people. Because of the fiber and lack of tuber, this selection might be useful for livestock or deer browse. In some parts of the world selections like this provide a perennial forage crop for aquaculture. It is so easy to reproduce it could also work as a means for land reclamation and for its soil holding properties. In the last 30 years we have never seen such a magnificent root system. Flowers nicely on 8-10 ft. plants. Hypernova may be a selection of a hybrid cross of woodland and sunchoke. These hybrid sunflower selections usually are immune or highly resistant to mildew. (Ships dormant in spring and fall from Oct. to Dec.and again March to May.) The image contains a mix of types but the one we use is the long narrow rooted type that you see in the center of the picture. This type is a branching root stock and is spreads relatively quickly in uncultivated or disturbed sites. It would be a perfect plant for a repair job in poor soils.
Plant SpecsGenus & Species:
Helianthus tuberosusSeed Source:
Almost anything including rock and sand.Climate:
Zone 4-9.Ease of Cultivation:
This selections clean foliage yield plus vigor in low organic or infertile soil make it an ideal plant for screening, flower production for bees and even feed a few deer in the process.