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Tuscan Gold™ False Sunflower

Category:

Compact form, bright, beautiful golden blooms with contrasting dark centers; this native plant is low maintenance and beneficial to pollinators; leave standing over winter so songbirds can feast on the seeds; prefers moist soil but can survive drought

Characteristics

Species:
helianthoides
Other Species Names:
Oxeye Daisy, Perennial Sunflower
Average Landscape Height:
30 inches
Average Landscape Width:
24 inches
Genus:
Heliopsis
Cultivar:
Inhelsodor
Branching:
herbaceous
Plant Form:
upright spreading
Canopy:
closed
Growth Rate:
fast
Pruning:
spring cleanup
Spacing:
20 inches
Flower Color:
gold
Flower Bicolor:
yellow
Flower Eye Color:
copper
Flower Form:
daisy
Flower Period:
from mid summer to mid fall
Summer Foliage Color:
green
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
dry
Pollution Tolerance:
high

Ornamental Features

Tuscan Gold™ False Sunflower has masses of beautiful gold daisy flowers with yellow overtones and coppery-bronze eyes at the ends of the stems from mid summer to mid fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its serrated oval leaves remain green in color throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Tuscan Gold™ False Sunflower is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

Planting & Growing

Tuscan Gold™ False Sunflower will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 20 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Tuscan Gold™ False Sunflower is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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