Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra 'Sommersonne'

Summer Sun False Sunflower

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Summer Sun False Sunflower is a compact and short-lived perennial with an upright clumping habit and coarsely serrated leaves.  The lengthy bloom of single to double yellow flowers with orange-yellow center disks cover the foliage throughout summer and into fall.  Best bloom in full sun in dry to medium  well-drained soils.  

Type: 

Perennial

Height: 

2' - 3'

Spread: 

1.5' - 2’

Spacing: 

2’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

3 - 9

Culture: 

Full Sun

Bloom Color: 

Yellow

Season of Interest: 

SummerFall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:   Low maintenance.  If grown in part shade plants grow taller and require support.  Sunflowers are generally susceptible to rust, leaf fungal spots and powdery mildew.  Watch for aphids

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensPond or Stream SidesRock Gardensand Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: AsterFescueShasta Daisy 

IMAGE: Photo by David J. Stang, Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra Summer Sun 2zzCC BY-SA 4.0

 

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