Sun-loving, easy to grow, hardy, heat and drought tolerant, False Sunflowers (Heliopsis helianthoides) have plenty of qualities and appeal! Valuable additions to the landscape with their profusion of bright golden daisies (2-3 inches wide, 5-7 cm) on display for 6 to 8 weeks all summer until early fall, they also enjoy a lovely foliage that is pleasant to the eye. Use them to brighten up a sunny area of the garden or in a vase where they will last a couple of weeks!

  • Growing in upright clumps of stiff, erect branched stems, up to 3-6 feet tall (90-180 cm), clad with coarse, serrated, medium green leaves, they prefer full sun and enjoy average, dry to medium, well-drained soils. They are not fussy about soils and tolerate a wide range including poor ones. However, best results are obtained in reasonably fertile, consistently moist and well-drained soils. Light shade is also tolerated, although the plants might tend to flop and hence will require some support.
  • Excellent choice for the perennial borders where their dazzling flowers are welcomed in any color scheme. Perfectly suited to the cutting garden, naturalized plantings and containers.
  • Attractive to bees and butterflies, it is deer resistant!
  • Deadhead spent flowers to promote new blooms. Cut back after flowering

A few beautiful Heliopsis helianthoides Cultivars

Heliopsis  Helianthoides Summer Sun information, False Sunflower information, Sunflower Heliopsis information, Oxeye Sunflower information'Summer Sun' Heliopsis Summer Nights, Heliopsis  Helianthoides Summer Nights information, False Sunflower information, Sunflower Heliopsis information, Oxeye Sunflower information'Summer Nights' Heliopsis Loraine Sunshine, Heliopsis  Helianthoides Loraine Sunshine information, False Sunflower information, Sunflower Heliopsis information, Oxeye Sunflower information'Loraine Sunshine'

Enjoys large 3 in. (8 cm) double golden flowers. One of the best summer-blooming yellow daisies for the hot and humid weather. Up to 12 weeks of blooms! Reaches 2-3 ft. (60-90 cm) and doesn't require staking.
Hardiness: 3 - 9

Features deep golden yellow flowers with mahogany-red centers, reddish stems and red-tinged foliage add additional appeal, excellent for late summer color. Up to 3-4 ft. tall (90-120 cm).
Hardiness: 3 - 9

Turns many heads with its large golden-yellow daisy flowers atop a beautiful variegated foliage -- creamy-white with green veins. 30 in. tall (75 cm).
Hardiness: 3 - 9

Heliopsis Tuscan Sun, Heliopsis  Helianthoides Tuscan Sun information, False Sunflower information, Sunflower Heliopsis information, Oxeye Sunflower information'Tuscan Sun' Heliopsis Venus, Heliopsis  Helianthoides Venus information, False Sunflower information, Sunflower Heliopsis information, Oxeye Sunflower information'Venus'

 

Heliopsis Ballerina, Heliopsis Spitzentanzerin, Helianthoides Spitzentanzerin information, False Sunflower information, Sunflower Heliopsis information, Oxeye Sunflower informationSpitzentanzerin' (Ballerina)

Very compact. Ideal for containers. Profuse gold flowers all summer long. Up to 18 in. tall (45 cm). Multiple awards
Hardiness: 3 - 9

Displays large 4-5 in. (10-12 cm) golden-yellow flowers. Up to 35-37 in. (87 - 92 cm).
Hardiness: 3 - 9

Features 2-3 in. wide bright yellow ray flowers surrounding a brown center. Excellent cut flower choice! . 2 ft. tall (60 cm).
AGM Award
Hardiness: 3 - 9