Heliopsis helianthoides – False Sunflower – ‘Bit of Honey’
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.
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Native to North America
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.
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
Flower Form Border Plant, Cut Flower, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point
Soil Fertility Average Soil
Soil PH Category Acidic Soil, Neutral Soil