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'Tuscan Sun' Perennial Sunflower Heliopsis

  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 12 - 20 Inches
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'Tuscan Sun' Perennial Sunflower Heliopsis
Sun 12 - 20

Features

I have the SOUL of a SEQUOIA.

Most compact Heliopsis available, more controllable in the landscape; bright yellow flowers

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Long Blooming
Heat Tolerant
Attracts: 
Butterflies
Native to North America

Characteristics

Duration: 
Perennial
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
12 - 20 Inches
Spacing: 
20 - 24 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Yellow
Flower Shade: 
Yellow
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Early Summer
Bloom Time: 
Mid Summer
Bloom Time: 
Late Summer
Hardiness Zones: 
3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Water Category: 
Average
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Average Soil
Soil PH Category: 
Neutral Soil
Uses: 
Cut Flower
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Container
Uses Notes: 

Plant alone or in combinations in all container types and the landscape

Maintenance Notes: 

Removing spent blooms may help encourage additional blooming.

Winter mulch can reduce heaving that can occur with perennials from the freeze/thaw cycles of winter.

Tuscan Sun is heat tolerant and will tolerate dry soils. While deadheading may encourage additional blooming it isn't strictly necessary for a long bloom season. The breakthrough here is an easy flowering Heliopsis with a dwarfed plant size, outstanding garden performance and disease resistance. A long known great garden plant with good manners and a long flowering season, also makes a great cut flower!

An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

'Tuscan Sun' Heliopsis PP: 18763
Award Year Award Plant Trial
2010 Excellent Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank
2010 Excellent Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank
2010 Excellent Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank
2009 Knock Your Socks Off University of Georgia
2009 Top Performer - Growers Ohio State University - Columbus
2009 Best of Breed - Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2009 Best Performer Michigan State University
2009 Top Five Michigan State University
2009 Leader of the Pack - Early Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2009 Top Performer - Growers Ohio State University - Columbus
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