Sunstruck Oxeye Sunflower

Heliopsis helianthoides 'Sunstruck' PP #25,524

The huge, bright golden yellow, daisy-like flowers with sunny gold centers contrast nicely with the shimmery, variegated, toothy foliage. A great cut flower! A compact habit, with blooms from mid through late season. Provides a nice splash of color during the heat of the summer. An herbaceous perennial.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationhee-lee-OP-sis hee-lee-an-THOY-dees
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 14 to 16 in. tall, 12 to 14 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage
Growth HabitCompact, Mounding, Upright
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Cutting Garden, Edging, Wildlife Garden, Naturalized Areas
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Clump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Fast Growing, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsBlanket Flower (Gaillardia); Salvia (Salvia); Aster (Aster); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Gayfeather (Liatris); Sedum (Sedum)

Grows easily in average, well-drained soils in full sun. Water regularly during first growing season to establish root system. Once established, prefers consistently moist soil, but tolerates mild periodic drought. Remove spent blooms to promote continuous bloom. Prune back foliage periodically for a tidy appearance.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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