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'Tuscan Sun' Perennial Sunflower Heliopsis

  • Hardy Zones
    • 3 - 9
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Summer
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 24 - 36 Inches
$25.99
Size: One Gallon
$15.99
Size: Quart
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'Tuscan Sun' Perennial Sunflower Heliopsis

Sun 24 - 36

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: 
24 - 36 Inches
Spacing: 
20 - 24 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Yellow
Flower Shade: 
Golden yellow
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Mid Summer
Bloom Time: 
Late Summer
Bloom Time: 
Early Fall
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: 
Container
Uses: 
Cut Flower
Uses: 
Landscape
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 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.

This compact version of Heliopsis shows off its golden yellow flowers on sturdy plants. Staking is not needed. Heat tolerant, drought tolerant, and easy to care for. Native cultivar. Use in the middle of the border and in containers.

'Tuscan Sun' Heliopsis PP: 18763

  • This is a great plant. I bought one last year and was so happy with it I'm trying to find another one! It is drought tolerant, withstands our cold northern climate (zone 3), is very well behaved, grows into a perfect mound covered with flowers from June until Oct., nonstop blooming. What's not to love?

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Cathy
    Red Deer
    Canada
    1 year ago
  • If you are looking for a compact plant that will withstand 10 hours or more of sun a day, this is the plant for you! It is covered in yellow flowers and continues to bloom day after day. It is both drought and heat tolerant. the information says height is 18-24" but mine are fast approaching 3 feet. I wonder if this might be due to the excessive sun it receives. I rated this a "5" because I have found nothing negative about it. If you purchase it, you will not be disappointed!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Cathy Lehnertz
    De Pere
    Wisconsin
    United States
    2 years ago
  • This plant is FANTASTIC!! Our garden faces south, has no shade, and gets 10 hours of brutal sun a day. Tuscan Sun says "I love this"! Although the information says 20" high, it is 24" right now, and I suspect the extra sun might be causing the extra height. It is totally heat and drought tolerant. It is covered, and I do mean covered in yellow sunflowers. They are all yellow with no other color, and this is a nice contrast to my gaillardias, rudbeckia, and helinium which are all multi-colored. It is compact, and does spread a little, but not a lot. It has surpassed my expectations and I will be using it again next year.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Cathee
    De Pere
    Wisconsin
    United States
    2 years ago
  • Love all Heliopsis plants. I have all the varieties. They begin flowering in June and continue through until frost. Great for cut flowers too.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Bonnie
    Aberdeen
    South Dakota
    United States
    3 years ago
  • i love this plan and i am looking for more however i cannot find it anywhere

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    roula passon
    Maryland
    United States
    4 years ago
  • I really enjoy the dwarf habit and extended season of flowering. It is like a dwarf sunflower. Even if it wasn't a perennial, it can be grown as an annual because of how well it flowers. It gets better and better as the season continues.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    David Zlesak
    Minnesota
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Long lasting blooms, vibrant color

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Loralea Kirby
    New Jersey
    United States
    4 years ago
  • beautiful plant; long flowering season; neat and compact growth habit

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Russell Studebaker
    Pennsylvania
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Wonderful plant, bloomed from early summer to early fall.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Russell Studebaker
    British Columbia
    Canada
    4 years ago
  • Would like to know what to expect during the winter. I want more next year!!!

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Mary Gledhill
    North Carolina
    United States
    4 years ago
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 Knock Your Socks Off University of Georgia
2009 Top Performer - Growers Ohio State University - Columbus
2009 Knock Your Socks Off University of Georgia
2009 Best of Breed - Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
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