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Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra 'Burning Hearts'

Like a mini sunflower, but with ten times the flowers, and it keeps blooming right through summer and autumn.
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1 x 9cm pot

3 x 9cm pots

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Details:

Type
Perennial
Position
Border (Back)
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
July - October
Height
1.2m (4ft)
Group/Species
helianthoides var. scabra
Common name
False Sunflower
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
45cm (18in)
Cultivation
Grow in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. May need support. Sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole and water well after planting. For best effect plant in groups of 3 or more.

Description

Like a mini sunflower, but with ten times the flowers, and it keeps blooming right through summer and autumn. I love this in hand-tied bunches, the gold perfectly lighting up dark crimson dahlias and cosmos. And the great thing is, as a perennial, this comes back year after year.

Care Tips

Grow in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. May need support. To encourage more blooms and a shorter height, trim 1/3 of the plant in mid-May.