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Heliopsis helianthoides 'Summer Nights' (False sunflower, Ox eye)


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Heliopsis helianthoides 'Summer Nights' hee-lee-OP-sis hee-lee-an-THOY-deez Common Name: False sunflower, Ox eye 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.
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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