Heliopsis – Tuscan Sun’

Garden Height
20 - 24
Spacing
20 - 24
Spread
20 - 24
Habit
Upright
Container Role
Thriller
Flower Size
Medium
Flower Colors
Yellow
Light Level
Sun
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Features

This compact version of Heliopsis shows off its golden yellow flowers on sturdy plants. Staking is not needed. Heat tolerant, drought tolerant, and easy to care for. Native cultivar. Use in the middle of the border and in containers.

Attracts: Butterflies

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Heat Tolerant

Long Blooming

Native to North America

Maintenance Notes

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 Sun 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.

Uses Notes

Plant alone or in combinations in all container types and the landscape

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Container, Cut Flower, Landscape

Soil Fertility Average Soil

Soil PH Category Neutral Soil

pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 150 - 200

Light Requirements High

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 55 - 65° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information

Late Spring to Summer Finish, Standard PPP

Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 6-10
6" and Gallon Pot : 8-12
7-9" Pot : 10-11
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot :

Pinching and Growth Regulators

No PGR necessary. Pinch once for increased branching on smaller pots. Pinch 1 to 2 times for larger pot sizes.

Pest and Disease Management

General Pest and Disease practices as listed in notes. Whiteflies.

Grower Tips

Early season production not recommended due to light quality and heat requirements. Can be grown in late summer and overwintered for spring sales OR grown in late spring for summer sales. The critical issue is daylength plants must have long days to grow and flower. ANY short days in production will cause the plants to rosette.

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