Denver Plants

Common name: "False Sunflower"
Latin name:
Heliopsis helianthoides 'Summer Sun'

False Sunflower
Zone: 4 - 9
Elevation to:
Growth habit:
Clump forming
Max height:
3' - 4'
Spread: 2'
Flowers: Yes, July - August
Flower type: Daisy like
Native to area: No
Available varieties: 4+
Water: Pictured: False Sunflower
H. helianthoides 'Summer Sun'
Perennial Cultivation: Plant False Sunflowers in full sun in well drained soil. Heliopsis Summer Sun tolerates most soil types and dry conditions quite well. Flowers are excellent for cutting and great for attracting butterflies.

False Sunflower seed can be started in a cold frame or greenhouse in early spring, then moved outdoors after danger of frost has passed. For a faster show of color purchase pre-started Heliopsis plants at your local Garden Center. Once established, plants can be divided in spring.

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