Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra 'Burning Hearts' - Burning Hearts Smooth oxeye
Burning Hearts Smooth oxeye
Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra 'Burning Hearts'
This native is a natural show off in the garden with large, daisy-like yellow-orange flowers that fade to a bronze. This plant offers a continuous stream of buds that open from July through September. 'Burning Hearts' is cold hardy, deer resistant and provides nectar for many native pollinators.
- Dynamic yellow-orange flowers
- Attractive deep purple foliage
- Thrives in full sun
- Attracts bees, butterflies, and birds
- Long bloom, buds from July through September
Often found on sandy soil but is quite adaptable.
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
This plant looks like and is closely related to the true sunflowers and is sometimes called a false sunflower. It's name comes from Greek and means resembling the sun.
Prefers moist, well-drained soil in full sun, but may tolerate drought. Propagate by seed, cuttings or division every 2-3 years. Deadhead to extend the blooming season. Low maintenance. Best utilized in the back of a border garden to accent lower growing, brightly colored perennials, as well as wildflower and cutting gardens.