False sunflower

Heliopsis helianthoides 'Summer Nights'

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False sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides 'Summer Nights')
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Genus:  Heliopsis
'Summer Nights' has a clumping form, sturdy wine-purple stems, and bronze-tinted leaves. It bears striking deep golden-orange blooms with orange-red centers from June until August.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Long-lasting cut flower. Use in the back of the border or in wildflower or cutting gardens.
Care:  Deadhead to prolong bloom. Site in full sun and moist, well-drained soil. Can be cut back by half in early June to prevent them from flopping. Divide every 2-3 years to maintain vigor.
Propagation:  Start from seed, divide plants in spring or fall, or root basal cuttings in spring.
Problems:  Prone to powdery mildew and rust.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Characteristics
Native,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Orange/Salmon Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Cut Flower
Style
Cottage Garden,
Meadow Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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