Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra 'Punto Russo' - Punto Russo Smooth Ox-eye
Punto Russo Smooth Ox-eye
Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra 'Punto Russo'
This native is a natural show-off in the garden with large, daisy-like orange-yellow flowers that last a long time in the garden or as cut flowers. This plant offers a continuous stream of buds that open from June through October. 'Punto Russo' is cold hardy, deer resistant, and provides nectar for many native pollinators.
- Thrives in full sun
- Attracts bees, butterflies, and birds
- Long-lasting flowers in the garden or vase
- Stunning flowers shine in the summer garden
- Long bloom, buds from June through October
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. Its name has Greek origins 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.