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Heliopsis Summer Sun

Heliopsis Summer Sun is one of the most under-rated plants in the garden. Great color for months with big strong plants.

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Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 24-36" tall, 18-24" wide
Light: Full Sun
Bloom Time: Mid to late summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Yellow Heliopsis Summer Sun, Heliopsis helianthoides, Ox Eye
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Common Name Ox Eye
Botanical Name Heliopsis helianthoides
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Yellow
Mature Height 24-36" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Native Yes
Planting Season Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Cut Flowers, Native
Ships to Canada No
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Here's one of the expert perennial gardeners secrets. This little-known plant is a must-have perennial. It is a close hybrid of the native species, but much better. Best of all, it adds big color to a border or meadow for months, not just a couple of weeks. Unlike many others, the big golden double flowers (3 to 4 in. across) keep coming and coming, especially if you remove the fading ones.

The common name isn't really correct either, since it suggests tall gangly sunflowers. This plant is not very tall, usually just 3 ft. or so, and the flowers are large and a beautiful rich gold in color, much more like an award-winning chrysanthemum than a sunflower.

This is one of my top 10 favorite perennials, a great colormaker wherever it grows.

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Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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