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False sunflower

Heliopsis helianthoides

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Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra 'Asahi'

This clump-forming perennial bears striking, sunflower-like yellow blooms on long stalks from midsummer to early autumn.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsLong-lasting cut flower. Use in the back of the border or in wildflower or cutting gardens.

CareDeadhead to prolong bloom. Site in full sun or part shade and moist, well-drained soil. Can be cut back by half in early June to prevent them from flopping. Divide every 2 to 3 years to maintain vigor.

PropagationStart from seed, divide plants in spring or autumn, or root basal cuttings in spring.

ProblemsProne to powdery mildew and rust.

  • Genus : Heliopsis
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Uses : Containers
  • Bloom Time : Fall, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Characteristics : Self Seeds
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Flower Color : Yellow
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