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False Sunflower

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Latin Name- Heliopsis Hardy Zone- 3-9 Mature Height- 2-5ft Sun Or Shade- Full Sun
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False Sunflower

False Sunflower – Heliopsis Helianthoides. False sunflower is a perennial flower native the eastern and Midwest United States. This plant enjoys locations such as grassy meadows, open woodlands, borders, and banks of streams. False sunflowers reach three to six feet tall with three inch wide flowers. The flowers are a lovely golden yellow, very similar to true sunflowers.

The stems are light to reddish green with some hair along the length. Along the stem, there are pairs of opposite growing leaves. The leaves are five inches long and 3 inches wide, typically ovate, and dark green. On each leaf, two lateral veins run, helping you distinguish them.

This perennial flower appears throughout the summer. Confusing these with real sunflowers is easy. However, these are compact and bloom earlier. Each flower has eight to 20 petals. The flowers bloom over the course of several weeks, making them an ideal cut flower. False sunflowers range from yellow to deep, golden yellow.

False sunflowers are drought tolerant and easily adapt to different situations. The plants can survive in moist soil and a variety of soil types. Gardeners enjoy growing how easy they are to grow. Pick a location in the garden bed that receives full sun to light shade for optimal growth. False Sunflower desires full sun. False Sunflower will look lovely in a garden. False Sunflower will do great in well-drained soils and loves full sunlight and can grow in partially shaded areas.

The False Sunflower tolerates deer and drought. It can also grow in dry soil; Though it prefers moist soil. This plant attracts birds and butterflies. It usually has red or yellow blooms. False Sunflower grows best in full sun.
These plants will bloom the first year from seed. They need a good, well-drained garden soil and require extra water during periods of drought. Plants are moderate self-seeders, and unwanted seedlings are easily removed by hoeing. Plants grown in the fertile ground may need to be divided every three years or so to increase vigor. Plants were grown in less fertile soil probably won’t need division until they’ve been in the ground five years.

 

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