Heliopsis Yellow Spider False Sunflower
A twist on our Missouri native False Sunflower, Yellow Spider False Sunflower, Heliopsis, adds vibrant red-orange flowers to the summer garden. Its double flowers have layers of gold pointy petals flared at the base with intense red. The red-hued foliage adds more color. Its parent, the Missouri native Sunflower, grows naturally in tall grass prairies and along woods edges. Its native heritage brings great drought resistance. Don’t be surprised when you see butterflies, bees, and other important pollinators enjoying its abundant blooms. It makes a delightful cut flower. Deer resistant. Long-lived perennial.
Plant in full sun to light shade. Although tolerant of drought for best-blooming water during dry spells. You will get more flowers if you keep it well-watered when budding up and blooming.