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Heliomeris multiflora (Showy Goldeneye)

Showy Goldeneye, Viguiera multiflora


Heliomeris multiflora (Showy Goldeneye) is a showy perennial forming an upright clump of stiff stems boasting sunflower-like flowers, 1.5 in. across (4 cm), from midsummer to fall. Each blossom features golden yellow rays surrounding a bronze-yellow center disk. They are visited by butterflies, birds and other pollinating insects. The stems are clad with broadly to narrowly lance-shaped, slightly toothed leaves, 1-3 in. long (2-7 cm). Native to Mexico and the western United States from Montana to Jalisco, Showy Goldeneye is a valuable addition to the landscape with its profusion of bright glowing daisies over a long season. This is an undemanding plant which provides excellent, midsummer color. Hardy and easy to grow, it is a beautiful garden perennial for dry to moderately moist sites.

  • Grows up to 1-4 ft. tall (30-120 cm) and 1-2 ft. wide (30-60 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils. This plant is not fussy about soils and tolerates a wide range of soil conditions, including poor soils, dry soils and rocky soils. Drought tolerant once established.
  • Excellent choice for beds and borders where their dazzling flowers are welcomed in any color scheme. Perfectly suited to the rock garden, prairies or containers.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Keep an eye out for aphids.
  • Propagate by seed.
  • Native to western North America.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 4' (30cm – 120cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Native Plants United States, California, Northeast, New Jersey, Pacific Northwest, Idaho, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Southwest, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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Katja Schulz, Cultivar413, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Flickr, Kristi Blokhin, Shutterstock

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 4' (30cm – 120cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Native Plants United States, California, Northeast, New Jersey, Pacific Northwest, Idaho, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Southwest, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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