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Burning Hearts Heliopsis

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Pairing purple-tinged foliage with bi-color blooms, ‘Burning Hearts’ Heliopsis provides major impact and long-lasting color in the garden. Blooming from mid-summer through early fall, golden yellow flowers have a fiery red-orange center atop contrasting purple stems, making a unique cut flower. Bees and butterflies frequent the flowers, while songbirds feast on seeds. Tolerant to heat and humidity, ‘Burning Hearts’ is an excellent native cultivar for hot climates. (Heliosis helianthoides)
key features
Botanical Name
Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra Burning Hearts
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Easy To Grow, Cut Flowers, Mass Plantings
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average
Mature Height
48" tall
Mature Spread
18-24" wide
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer


Standing up to four feet tall, ‘Burning Hearts’ Heliopsis makes a powerful statement in the garden or meadow. Heliopsis helianthoides is native to eastern and central North America, and the ‘Burning Hearts’ cultivar was selected for its unique foliage color and vibrant blooms that reach 2-3 inches in diameter. This plant thrives in dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun, but tolerates clay soils and light shade. Though drought-tolerant, plants perform better if watered regularly. Tolerant to heat and humidity, Heliopsis is a great choice for southern gardens. Plant at the back of mixed borders, in naturalized meadow style planting, pollinator gardens, or in large containers. Plants can be cut back by one-half in late spring, before flowering, to control height. Deadheading spent flowers will extend the blooming season, or leave spent flowers standing to provide seeds for songbirds.