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
Salmon
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Cut Flower
Style
Cottage Garden,
Meadow Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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