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Sunstruck Heliopsis Plant

  • - False Sunflower
  • - Height: 14-16 inches
  • - Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • - Exposure: Part-Sun-Full Sun
  • - Bloom Time: June-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 'Sunstruck' is a variegated perennial that captivates with its 2-inch deep golden yellow blossoms, blooming earlier than most and continuing from summer into fall. Its compact stature, complemented by cream and green variegated foliage, offers a striking contrast against its vibrant flowers. This dazzling variety is ideally suited for small garden spaces or containers, making the most of its height and colorful display. Sunstruck 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.


Common Names: perennial sunflower, early sunflower, sweet smooth oxeye, false sunflower, eastern sunflower-everlasting, eastern ox-eye


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
Mature Spread 12-14 inches
Habit Upright
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Green/White
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