Heliopsis helianthoides sunstruck
Mature Height: 14 to 16 inches
Mature Spread: 12 to 14 inches
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Large yellow blooms sit over white/green foliage that appears silvery at a distance, but upon closer inspection is embroidered with intricate variegation. This smaller sport of variegated heliopsis opens up new options for those who love this long lasting perennial, but don't have the room or want the height. Heliopsis is a long blooming native plant that makes excellent cut flowers from early summer to fall. If you like floral arrangements we consider this flower a must. Just save some for your butterflies and bees so they have access to this consistent source of food.
We love this shorter Heliopsis because it provides you with so many options! It is an excellent perennial that can be used in the middle to front of flower borders, it works great in mass plantings and with its ornamental foliage it is a real workhorse in the garden. Pair it with Helenium or Coneflower for an amazing late-summer/fall butterfly garden. You can also use Helenium in combination containers and in naturalized areas to feed your butterflies and pollinators.
Photo Credit: Walter Gardens
|Bloom Color:||Bright Yellow; variegated foliage|
|Bloom Period:||Midsummer to first frost|
|Genus & Species:||Heliopsis helianthoides sunstruck|
|Mature Height:||14 to 16 inches|
|Mature Spread:||12 to 14 inches|
|Plant Spacing:||10 to 14 inches|
|Planting Depth:||At crown level (base of the plant)|
|Planting Time:||Spring or mid to late-summer planting|
|Soil Type:||Prefers soil with good drainage apply mulch|
|Sun Exposure:||Full sun to part shade|
|Zone:||4 to 9|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
Heliopisis will grow in both full sun and part shade. We recommend full sun for best performance. Heleiopsis does well in average soil and will tend to fall if grown in soil that is too rich. Just keep fertility and moisture average and this plant will be its most successful. You can deadhead spent flowers and you'll get more blooms - this will also help prevent reseeding, unless you are naturalizing an area, in that case let them grow!
These plants arrived in great condition and in the best packaging I have seen. So far they are thriving. Will definitely order from New Blooms again.