Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra 'Burning 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
If you're familiar with 'Summer Nights,' this is a similar variety with a more dramatic flare added by the dark purple stems and leaves. From July to October it is covered in dozens of giant daisy-like golden flowers with red centers. Even when not in bloom, the stunning foliage on this selection makes it a great ornamental choice for the garden or landscape.
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.