Summer Sun Heliopsis

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With a versatile compact form and bold color, ‘Summer Sun’ Heliopsis blooms abundantly from summer through early fall. Butterflies and native bees adore the double daisy-like blooms with sunny yellow ray petals and a red-orange center, and birds love the seed heads. Flowers are produced on sturdy stems, excellent for cutting, while coarse dark purple-green foliage provides a contrast to sunny blooms. This long-blooming, drought-tolerant perennial is a native cultivar selected for its compact habit and heat tolerance. (Heliopsis helianthoides)
Zones 3 - 9
Bee Friendly
Attract Butterflies
Great For Mass Plantings
Easy To Grow
Good For Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height 36" tall , 24-30" wide
Bloom TimeMid to late summer

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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Plant Information
‘Summer Sun’ Heliopsis, also called False Sunflower, is a selection of native Heliopsis found in the central and south-central United States and southern Canada. ‘Summer Sun’ is more compact than the species, maturing at 2-3 feet tall, and with its sturdy upright habit, there is no staking required. The variety is known for its heat tolerance, making it an excellent selection for southern gardens. Heliopsis is quite drought-tolerant and adaptable to clay or rocky soils. Ideal growing conditions include dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Plants can tolerate light shade, but may become lanky and require support. Deadhead spent flowers regularly to extend the blooming season, or leave spent flowers standing to provide seeds for songbirds.
More Information
Associated SKUsAM020509
AM020362 (Plant - 3" Pot)
AM020363 (Tray of 16)
Common Name
Summer Sun False Sunflower
Botanical Name
Heliopsis helianthoides Summer Sun
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color
Orange, Yellow
Mature Height
36" tall
Mature Spread
24-30" wide
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Average Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average
Bee Friendly, Attract Butterflies, Native, Great For Mass Plantings, Easy To Grow, Good For Cut Flowers
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
ZoneShipping Status
Zone 2Shipping begins the week of May 8th, 2023
Zone 3Shipping begins the week of May 8th, 2023
Zone 4Shipping begins the week of May 8th, 2023
Zone 5Shipping begins the week of May 1st, 2023
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of April 24th, 2023
Zone 7Shipping begins the week of April 10th, 2023
Zone 8Shipping begins the week of March 27th, 2023
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