Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra 'Bleeding Hearts'
- Bi-color flowers summer through autumn
- Dark foliage is a great contrast to the flowers, and other plants
- Native selection that will attract butterflies & birds
This Heliopsis is the first to have no yellow on its petals, just shades of orange and red. It blooms from July until the first frost.
Uses: Beds, Borders, Landscapes, Mass Planting
Critter Resistance: Deer
Notable Features: Drought Tolerant, Cut Flower
Growth Habit: Upright
Homeowner Growing Tips: False Sunflowers grow best in humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil; tolerates short periods of drought once established. May be cut back by up to half in early June for more compact plants; this will help prevent flopping later. Red aphids sometimes appear early in summer; these generally are a nuisance more than anything serious, and may be blasted off with a stream of water, or sprayed with insecticidal soap.