Heliopsis helianthoides Burning Hearts

Burning Hearts False Sunflower

Burning Hearts False Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides v. scrabra Burning Hearts) is an outstanding, large-growing, new, native plant cultivar with huge yellow and red daisy-like flowers in mid-to-late summer.
Zones3 - 8
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
Mature Height48" tall
Mature Spread18-24" wide
Bloom TimeMid to late summer
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SizePlant - 5" Deep Pot
SKUHC015398

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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48" tall x 18-24" wide. Burning Hearts False Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides v. scrabra Burning Hearts) is an outstanding new native plant cultivar with large yellow and red daisy-like flowers in mid-to-late summer. Developed by European breeders, this large growing perennial is recommended for attracting butterflies and other pollinators to its numerous nectar-rich flowers. Extremely cold hardy, it's an excellent choice for northern gardeners all the way to the Canadian border. Resistant to browsing rabbits and deer, this plant is a 'must have' easy-to-grow new variety.
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SKUHC015398
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Common Name
Burning Hearts False Sunflower
Botanical Name
Heliopsis helianthoides Burning Hearts
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Orange, Yellow
Mature Height
48" tall
Mature Spread
18-24" wide
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise, Average
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Native
Additional Information
Jelitto Introduction
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Native To
North America
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

Tips On Growing Heliopsis  (False Sunflower or Ox Eye)
Heliopsis  (False Sunflower or Ox Eye) is a North American wildflower known for its showy flowers and rugged constitution.
Preferred growing conditions:

  • Grow in infertile (lean) soil types but avoid clay.
  •  Place in full sun exposure.
  • Water transplants regularly for best garden performance. It can tolerate dry conditions but will not bloom well.
  • Deadheading will prolong blooming, but allow the plants to set seed later in the season to feed song birds.
  • Fertilize lightly in the fall with a half and half mix of Yum Yum Mix and good quality compost applied as a topdressing around the plant.

Special Comments:

  • Pinching the tips of the stems in late spring/early summer will make the plants more compact and produce more flowers later in the summer when it blooms.
  • Leave the plants standing over winter, as the seeds are readily eaten by songbirds.
  • Too much water and rich soil will cause the plants to become lanky and flop over.

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