Heliopsis helianthoides v. scabra 'Burning Hearts' - OX EYE 'BURNING HEARTS'

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Heliopsis 'Burning Hearts' is clump forming perennial and true show-stopper.

Large 2-3" golden yellow flowers with dark orange eye and deep purple foliage.

Grows up to 3-4' tall x 2' wide, upright bushy clumps, coarse leaves, very long flowering season from the end of May to August/September, great cut flower.

Very adaptable perennial. Full sun, half shade, virtually any soil from clay to shallow rocky soil, moist, medium-moist and can handle even drier soil (although the optimum is medium moist, so plants don't look stressed).

Heat, humidity, drought and deer tolerant plant. Hardy in zones 3 to 9.

Wild form of H. helianthoides var. scabra is native to some states of central and eastern USA, see the USDA distribution map.

Excellent border plant, looks good as single plant in smaller flower bed or in masses in bigger border. Due to it's adaptability can be combined with typical border or more natural perennials like Asclepias tuberosa, Agastache, Chrysanthemum, Echinacea, Echinops, Eupatorium, Geranium 'Rozanne', Helenium, Liatris, Lupinus, Monarda, Penstemon digitalis, Perovskia, Phlox, Rudbeckia, Salvia nemorosa, Sedum telephium (Sedum x hybridum), Veronicastrum, Vernonia,...

This is also very good companion to the most popular perennials in the USA - bearded Iris, Siberian iris and daylilies (Hemerocallis).

But it will look good with taller or tall grasses like Andropogon gerardii, Panicum virgatum (switch grass), Schizachyrium scoparium, Sporobolus heterolepis, Pennisetum or summer flowering shrubs like Hydrangea paniculata.

Picture copyright : Jelitto

Pot size : square 3.5" x 5' deep pot

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  • 5
    Good condition

    Posted by Robert Hunt on 29th Apr 2021

    Plants arrived quickly and in good condition.. I waited for a few days before planting them as we had a freeze one night. Now all are in the ground and appear to be fine.