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'Bit of Honey' False Sunflower Heliopsis helianthoides

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
2'4" 2'6"
Height
2' - 2'4"
Spread
2'2" - 2'6"
  • Details

    Features

    3-3½” wide flowers are fully semi-double with multiple rows of golden yellow petals surrounding gold cones. Leaves appear white with deep green veining.

    Long Blooming
    Heat Tolerant
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Native to North America

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    24 - 28 Inches
    Spacing: 
    26 - 30 Inches
    Spread: 
    26 - 30 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Yellow
    Flower Shade: 
    Golden yellow
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    White with deep green veining
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Acidic Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Neutral Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    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 Gold is heat tolerant and will tolerate somewhat 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 shorter 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.

    'Bit of Honey' Heliopsis helianthoides USPPAF, Can PBRAF
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