Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra 'Burning Hearts' - Burning Hearts Smooth oxeye

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Deer ResistantPart ShadeBird Friendly

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

Native Range

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.


Mature Size: 3-4ft. Tall x 12-18in. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 3-9

Sun Exposure: Full sun

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