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HELIOPSIS helianthoides (LORAINE SUNSHINE)

Image of Heliopsis helianthoides 'Helhan' (LORAINE SUNSHINE)

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Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

HELIOPSIS helianthoides 'Helhan'(LORAINE SUNSHINE)

Plant Common Name

Smooth Oxeye

General Description

It's all about the foliage! Loraine Sunshine smooth oxeye is a compact, clump-forming perennial with beautifully variegated lance-shaped leaves of ivory with striking dark green veins. Large, golden yellow daisies appear from midsummer to fall. These attract bees and butterflies and are great for cutting.

Smooth oxeye is trouble-free and easy to grow. It prefers full sun and average soil with moderately good drainage. Drought tolerant once established, it is at home in sunny perennial borders, large containers and wildflower gardens.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    24"-30" / 61.0cm - 76.2cm

  • Width

    12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm

  • Bloom Time

    Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall

  • Native To

    United States, Northeastern United States, Mid-Atlantic United States, Southeastern United States, North-Central United States, Central United States, South-Central United States, Canada

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow, Gold

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Dark Green, Ivory

  • Foliage Color (Spring) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green, Ivory

  • Foliage Color (Summer) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green, Ivory

  • Foliage Color (Fall) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Coarse

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No