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Heliopsis helianthoides 'Summer Sun'

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A beautiful, carefree perennial. 'Summer Sun' puts on a show of semi-double, 2-3 inch wide,bright gold flowers all summer long. Their strong stems make them great for cutting. This variety of heliopsis is very heat tolerant, making it the best cultivar for southern zones. Heliopsis is an excellent tall perennial for the back of the flower border. It has a bushy,well-branched form and glossy, deep green, triangular leaves. It's a real workhorse in the garden!

Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Heliopsis can be grown in either full sun or part shade, but it performs much better in full sun. Soil of average fertility is preferable. When grown in moist, rich soil, it tends to need staking.Growth will be strongest in soil with average fertility and moisture.Deadheading spent flower heads will extend the flowering time and prevent self-seeding. Divide every 2-3 years in spring or fall to maintain vigor.

Flower Color


Foliage Color

Green shades

Plant Spread

24-30 in.

Plant Height

36 in.

Hardness Zone


Good Companions

Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflorus), Blanket Flower (Gaillardia), Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii), Coneflower-purple (Echinacea purpurea), Daylily-Designer (Hemerocallis), Grass-Ornamental (Miscanthus sinensis), Phlox-Tall Garden (Phox paniculata), Speedwell-Austrian (Veronica austriaca), Starflowers (Boltonia asteroides), Gayfeather (Liatris spicata), Clematis (Clematis), Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia).

Characteristics & Attributes


Cut flower or foliage
Mass Plant

Bloom Time

All summer

Critter Resistance


Full sun to part shade

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests

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