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Heliopsis 'Tuscan Sun' flowers
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Plant Height: 18 inches
Flower Height: 24 inches
Spread: 24 inches
Hardiness Zone: 3a
Other Names: Oxeye Daisy, Perennial Sunflower
A smaller, more compact type of false sunflower, ideal for tighter spots; does well even in part-shade; warm gold flowers brighten up the garden
Tuscan Sun False Sunflower features beautiful gold daisy flowers at the ends of the stems from early summer to mid fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It's serrated oval leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Tuscan Sun False Sunflower is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance perennial, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Tuscan Sun False Sunflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- General Garden Use
- Mass Planting
Tuscan Sun False Sunflower will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. It tends to be leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 feet from the ground, and should be underplanted with lower-growing perennials. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
This perennial does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This plant can be propagated by division.
This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.
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