Common name: False Sunflower Heliopsis H. Summer Sun

Height: 36 Inches
Spread: 24-30 Inches
Flower Color:Gold/Orange Shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
 
Hardiness Zone: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:  Average water needs
Want to see wings?: Attracts butterflies
 
How fast should it grow?:  Medium
When should it bloom?: Midsummer  Late summer
How's your soil?:  Average Soil 
Sweet or Sour Soil?:Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)  Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
What's your garden style?: Prairie  Cottage  Eclectic
 
 

A beautiful, carefree perennial. 'Summer Sun' puts on a show of semi-double, 2-3 inch wide, bright gold flowers all summer long. Their strong stems make them great for cutting. This variety of heliopsis is very heat tolerant, making it the best cultivar for southern zones.

Heliopsis is an excellent tall perennial for the back of the flower border. It has a bushy, well-branched form and glossy, deep green, triangular leaves. It's a real workhorse in the garden!