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False
Sunflower
Heliopsis

Description:
Heliopsis is an excellent tall perennial for the back of the flower border. It has a bushy, well-branched form and glossy, deep green, triangular leaves. It's a real workhorse in the garden!

 

 
Common Name: False Sunflower, Ox Eye
Botanical Name: Heliopsis
Type: Perennial
Soil Preference: Soil of average fertility is preferable. When grown in moist, rich soil, it tends to need staking. Growth will be strongest in soil with average fertility and moisture.
Light Requirements: Heliopsis can be grown in either full sun or part shade, but it performs much better in full sun.
Attributes: Specimen, cut flower, mass plant, attracts butterflies
Pests: Not known
Diseases: Not known
Good Companion Plants: Aster, Campanula, Clematis, Daylily, Gayfeather, Fountain Grass, Montbretia, Garden Phlox, Speedwell, Stoke's Aster
Care: Deadheading spent flower heads will extend the flowering time and prevent self-seeding. Divide every 2-3 years in spring or fall to maintain vigor.

Planting Instructions:  Perennials
Water & Fertilizer Schedule

 

Varieties:

This variety listing is for informational purposes only, it is not a catalog. 
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Heliopsis 'Loraine Sunshine'
False Sunflower/Ox Eye
zones 3-9
 
Description:  A one of a kind variegated heliopsis! This wonderful Blooms of Bressingham™ introduction sports exotic white leaves with extensive green veining that turns darker green late in the season. From July to frost (in Michigan), golden yellow, single, daisy-like flowers appear on the erect, loosely branched stems. This one positively beams in the garden!
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: July-Frost
Foliage Color: Variegated
Height: 30"
Spread: 18-24"


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Heliopsis 'Summer Sun'
False Sunflower/Ox Eye
zones 3-9
 
Description:  A beautiful, carefree perennial. 'Summer Sun' puts on a show of semi-double, 2-3 inch wide, bright gold flowers all summer long. Their strong stems make them great for cutting. This variety of heliopsis is very heat tolerant, making it the best cultivar for southern zones.
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: July-Frost
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 36"
Spread: 24-30"


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Heliopsis helianthoides 'Sunburst'
False Sunflower/Ox Eye
zones
 
Description:  Offers terrific cream and green variegated foliage and single 2-2 ”, golden yellow flowers in the heat of summer.  As the season progresses, the foliage tends to green up a bit which is typical for a variegated Heliopsis. Good cut flower.
Bloom Color: Golden Yellow
Bloom Time: Summer to Late Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 30-36"
Spread: 18-24"


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Heliopsis helianthoides 'Venus'
False Sunflower
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Tall erect growth with strong stems bearing large 4-5" golden-yellow flowers in summer. A very floriferous genus for the sunny border. Plant in well-drained average soil. Plants are heat and drought tolerant. Deadhead to promote constant summer bloom.
Bloom Color: Golden Yellow
Bloom Time: Summer to Late Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 36"
Spread: 18-24"
 
 
 

 


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