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Tuscan Sun Heliopsis Plant

  • - False Sunflower
  • - Height: 24-36 inches
  • - Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • - Exposure: Part-Sun-Full Sun
  • - Bloom Time: July-October
  • - Each Quart contains 1 Tuscan Sun Heliopsis Plant
Plant Features

The award-winning Heliopsis helianthoides 'Tuscan Sun' illuminates gardens with its radiant yellow, daisy-like flowers, accentuated by an orange-gold button center. Set against a backdrop of glossy, dark green foliage, these blossoms bloom from mid to late summer, providing a dazzling spectacle during the hottest months. Beyond its visual appeal, this native cultivar boasts a compact form and superior disease resistance, making it both a standout and easy-to-manage choice for gardens. Equally cherished by pollinators and garden enthusiasts, its blooms not only enhance landscapes but also serve as splendid additions to fresh bouquets. Tuscan Sun 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.


Proven Winners© 'Tuscan Sun' Heliopsis helianthoides USPP 18,763

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 20-24 inches
Habit Upright
Flower Color Yellow
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