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Bleeding Hearts Heliopsis Plant

  • - False Sunflower, Helianthoides, Smooth Oxeye
  • - Helianthoides var. scabra 'Bleeding Hearts'
  • - Height: 36-40 inches
  • - Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • - Exposure: Part Sun-Full Sun
  • - Bloom Time: July-October
  • - Every order comes complete with a large, Grade #1 bulb, premium fertilizer for rapid growth, and comprehensive planting instructions to ensure your success.
Plant Features

Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra 'Bleeding Hearts', a standout variety that boasts a captivating color transformation from teh start of a vibrant orange-red, only to mature to golden orange with contrasting red centers. These stunning blooms are complemented by deep green leaves with bronze undertones and dramatically dark stems. Ideally suited for the middle or back of garden borders, this bushy, well-branched plant not only attracts butterflies and bees but is also resilient against the heat and humidity, particularly in southern gardens. Beyond its ornamental appeal in the garden, its richly colored flowers, set against dark stems and foliage, make it a prime candidate for striking cut flower bouquets. Bleeding Hearts is shipped as a bare root, a method we favor for its ability to establish quickly, double in size compared to its potted counterparts within the first season, and omit the necessity for plastic pots—providing an eco-friendly advantage.

Heliopsis Companion Plants: Agastache, Columbine, Hardy Geranium, Yarrow

Heliopsis Plant Care Instructions: Besides applying water if the foliage starts looking droopy, little to no care is needed once the plant is established. If you wish to attract wild birds, leave the spent flowers as they are until early spring, then cut back the dried foliage to the ground. However, if attracting birds isn't your preference, after the first hard frost causes the plant's foliage to die back, you can trim the stems down to about 2-4 inches above the ground.

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 4+ hours
Soil Moisture Moist to Dry
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Clay soil, Sandy soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category Tall
Mature Spread 36-40 inches
Habit Upright
Flower Color Orange, Red
Foliage Color Green
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Wild Birds
Features Cut Flower, Drought tolerant, Heat tolerant
Garden Styles Butterfly Garden, Container Garden, Cottage Garden, Fall Garden, Pollinator Garden, Prairie Garden, Rock Garden
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Borders and Edging, Filler, Focal Point, Texture, Winter Interest
Pet Friendly Yes
Plant Type Hybrid