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Heliopsis helianthoides scabra 'Summer Sun'



Plants grow 2.5 to 4 feet (4 ft = 1.22 m) tall with semi-double bright golden-yellow colored sunflower-like flowers, long-lived showy perennials, blooming for many weeks in mid to late summer. Good cut flowers, lasting a longtime in a vase. Plants grow best in sunny location but will grow and flower in some shade; too much shade and the plants will need staking. Tolerant of dry soils, but likes typical good loamy garden soil best. Will bloom the first year from an early sowing, even with a late spring early summer sowing plants will flower the later in the year. Long lived and clump forming, the clumps can be divvied every few years in spring or late summer. Pests include aphids and leaf minors, both of which cause generally only cosmetic damage if their numbers are high.

Zones 4-9

Germination in one to three weeks at 75F (75F = 23.9 C). Lightly cover seeds with soil medium.

100 seeds