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Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra 'Burning Heart' (Smooth Oxeye)
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Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra 'Burning Heart'

Smooth Oxeye

Heliopsis helianthoides 'Burning Hearts' is a beautiful, vibrant cultivar, sure to draw the eye. A frequent show-stopper during our garden tours, this plant's dynamic yellow-orange flowers are offset by its deep purple foliage. As attractive to butterflies and bees as it is to people, we've found this plant really deserves a place in a beautiful border, a cutting garden, or in massed swathes. 

Dark purple foliage contrasts bright yellow-orange bicolored flowers
Sturdy habit
Reliable first year flowering
Attracts pollinators
Good cut flower

A seed selection by Jelitto Perennial Seeds, Heliopsis helianthoides 'Burning Hearts' stands 4' tall with dark red purple foliage and abundant contrasting yellow daisy-like flowers with orange centers. Plant begins blooming in its first year and blooms from June to mid-October. 

SIZE
Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra 'Burning Hearts' LP32 - 32 per flat Availability
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Height

3-4 ft

Spread

12-18 in

Spacing

12-18 in

Bloom Color

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

Smooth Oxeye Interesting Notes

Heliopsis helianthoides, commonly called ox eye, is an upright, clump-forming, nearly glabrous, sunflower-like, short-lived perennial that is native to eastern and central North America. It typically grows to 3-4' tall and features daisy-like flowers (2-3” diameter) with yellow-orange rays surrounding brownish-yellow center cones. Flowers bloom throughout summer atop stiff stems clad with ovate, toothed leaves (to 6" long). -Missouri Botanical Garden

Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra 'Burning Heart' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Plant tolerates a wide range of soil types and conditions including infertile soil and some periods of drought. Plants will need watering during prolonged periods of drought. Plant can grow upwards of 4' - to encourage more blooms and a shorter height, trim 1/3 to 1/2 of the plant in mid-May. Plant can take light shade but does best in full sun. 

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Butterflies
Butterflies
Part Sun
Part Sun
Full Sun
Full Sun
Summer
Summer
Moist
Moist
Average
Average
Cut Flower
Cut Flower

Additional Information

Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Late Summer
Late Spring / Early Summer
Plug Type
Landscape Plug™
Propagation Type
Seed cultivar
Attributes
Meadow
Native to North America