Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra Sunburst

False Sunflower

$15.95 ea. (3+ discount) $15.50 ea.

In stock for Spring 2021

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Plant Code: HESR

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‘Whoa what is that?’ is a familiar cry when this beauty is spotted in our greenhouses. Dramatic green veining paints each leaf with intricate patterns amidst the creamy foliage. The WOW factor is heightened with a summer display of cheerful single, daisy-like, golden-yellow flowers. As the season progresses, the foliage tends to green up a bit.

Heliopsis is best in full sun. Favored by butterflies, as they love to perch on the flat blossoms to sip nectar.


Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 30-36"
Spacing: Plant 18-24" apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 4-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower: Yellow
Accent: Yellow
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Long-Blooming

Heliopsis General Information

Heliopsis are long blooming and care free. Great in mass plantings. Simply covered in cheery blooms on sturdy, well-branched plants. Deadheading will prolong the display even longer.

Heliopsis Plant Care

No special care needed. Does not like to be dry for extended periods. Can be divided every 4 years or so in spring or fall. If height control is needed, can be cut back by one-half in late spring before flowering. Remove seed heads to avoid overabundance of volunteer plants.