Burning Hearts Heliopsis
Outstanding plants are tall-growing with bi-colored flowers; yellow petals ignited by a warm red center. Contrasting dark purple-toned foliage towers up to 4 feet, making for a striking cut flower. Nectar-rich flowers attract butterflies and other pollinators.
Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra
Perennial, zones 3-9
Germination: 14-28 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65-70ºF
Seed Planting Depth: Press into the soil and lightly cover
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Provide 65-70ºF soil temperature for germination. Transplant after the last frost, 12-18” apart
Sowing Outdoors: Direct sow after the last frost, groups of 3-4 seeds, spaced 18-24” apart.
Growth Habit: Upright, branching
Height and Width: 48” x 24-36”
Spacing: 18-24” apart
Light Needs: Full sun
Soil Needs: Average to dry, well-drained
Approximate days to flower from seed: Blooms the first season when started early indoors, mid-summer thereafter.
Uses: Cottage and perennial gardens, Flower beds, background plant, cut flowers, heat and drought tolerant, deer resistant, attracts beneficals,
Care: Easy to grow and low maintenance. Deadheading encourages even more blooms. Pinch seedlings for bushier plants. You can leave the edible seedheads up for the birds instead of cutting back at the end of the season