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'Tuscan Sun' Perennial Sunflower Heliopsis helianthoides

(11 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • 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
24" 24"
Height
20 - 24"
Spread
20 - 24"

This plant is hardy in zones 3 - 9

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

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  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
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  • Details

    Features

    I have the SOUL of a SEQUOIA.

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

    Best Seller
    Award Winner
    Long Blooming
    Heat Tolerant
    Attracts: 
    Butterflies
    Native to North America

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    20 - 24 Inches
    Spacing: 
    20 - 24 Inches
    Spread: 
    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 helianthoides USPP 18,763
  • 11 Reviews

    • virginia callaway
      Maryland
      United States
      3 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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?

      Cathy
      Canada
      5 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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!

      Cathy Lehnertz
      Wisconsin
      United States
      6 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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.

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

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

      roula passon
      Maryland
      United States
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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.

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

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

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

      Russell Studebaker
      British Columbia
      Canada
      8 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
  • 35 Awards

    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 Leader of the Pack - Early Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2009 Top Performer - Growers Ohio State University - Columbus
    2009 Leader of the Pack - Early Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2009 Top Performer - Late Summer Michigan State University
    2009 Top Performer - Late Summer Michigan State University
    2009 Knock Your Socks Off University of Georgia
    2009 Top Performer - Growers Ohio State University - Columbus
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