Thursday, September 18, 2014

Featured Plant of The Day: 'Gold Greenheart' False Sunflower

Heliopsis helianthoides ssp. scabra 'Gold Greenheart'
    Ox Eye,  Goldgefinger,  False Sunflower

Type    Perennial
Hardy range    4A to 10A
Height    36" to 4' / 90cm to 1.20m
Spread    24" to 36" / 60cm to 90cm
Growth rate    Average
Form    Upright or erect
Exposure    Full sun

Bloom Color    Yellow
Bloom Time    Summer and Fall

The flowers are suitable for cut flowers and suitable for dried flowers.

This plant tolerates drought.
This plant will grow in moist soil.
Suitable soil is well-drained/loamy.
The pH preference is  a neutral soil.

 Leaf Color    Green
This plant has attractive foliage.

 Landscape Uses
-    Container plantings
-    Border

 Attributes and Features
-    Naturalizing

 Culture Notes
This plant may need staking.  Removal of spent flowers is needed to extend the blooming period.  Division can be done in spring, but will be slow to reestablish.