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.