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HELIOPSIS helianthoides 'Tuscan Sun'

Image of Heliopsis helianthoides 'Tuscan Sun' PP18763

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Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

HELIOPSIS helianthoides 'Tuscan Sun' PP18763

Plant Common Name

Smooth Oxeye

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General Description

Pretty bright yellow daisies top the compact plants with rich green leaves of Heliopsis ‘Tuscan Sun.’ This heat-tolerant perennial is easy to maintain and produces and abundance of blooms all season.

Summer-blooming and cheerful, smooth oxeye is a tall, sunflower-like perennial that originates from eastern and central North America. It forms substantial upright clumps covered with dark green, lance-shaped leaves. Tuscan Sun is a very compact selection and forms neat mounds. Large, golden yellow daisies appear from midsummer to fall, which 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. Remove spent flowers to insure a continuous supply of blooms. Drought tolerant once established Heliopsis ‘Tuscan Sun’ is at home in sunny perennial borders, cutting gardens, 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

    18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm

  • Width

    20"-24" / 50.8cm - 61.0cm

  • 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

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow, Gold

  • Fruit Color

    Brown, Black

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green

  • 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

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Groundcover, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    Sometimes

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes