I used this plant as a substitute in my garden for the smaller Sun flowers. I was amazed at the flowers and leaves. Kept them dead headed and was surprised at all the regrowth. Planted in full sun. The only thing that I’ll do next year is plant two more and at end of season watch for a white mildew and treat asp. I live in zone 7 New Jersey about an hour inland fro the ocean. Soil is clay so lots of amendments are need.
'Bit of Honey' False Sunflower Heliopsis helianthoides
3-3½” wide flowers are fully semi-double with multiple rows of golden yellow petals surrounding gold cones. Leaves appear white with deep green veining.Long BloomingHeat TolerantAttracts:BeesButterfliesNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:24 - 28 InchesSpacing:26 - 30 InchesSpread:26 - 30 InchesFlower Colors:YellowFlower Shade:Golden yellowFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:White with deep green veiningHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).Maintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SummerHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil PH Category:Acidic SoilSoil PH Category:Neutral SoilUses:Border PlantUses:Cut FlowerUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointMaintenance Notes:
Removing spent blooms may help encourage additional blooming.
Winter mulch can reduce heaving that can occur with perennials from the freeze/thaw cycles of winter.
Tuscan Gold is heat tolerant and will tolerate somewhat dry soils. While deadheading may encourage additional blooming it isn't strictly necessary for a long bloom season. The breakthrough here is an easy flowering Heliopsis with a shorter plant size, outstanding garden performance and disease resistance. A long known great garden plant with good manners and a long flowering season, also makes a great cut flower!
An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.'Bit of Honey' Heliopsis helianthoides USPPAF, Can PBRAF
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Rose Ann Tucci, New Jersey, United States, 9 weeks ago