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Heliopsis helianthoides 'Summer Nights'️

(Oxeye Sunflower)

Rating: 🆕

Light: ☀️

Deer resistant: no

Moisture: not fussy

Size: 38” H x 36” W

Bloom: 2-3 inch yellow sunflower-like blossoms with brown centers in June

Garden zone: 4

Also known as false sunflower, Heliopsis forms clumps of sturdy, tall stems lined with toothed, lance-shaped leaves that are topped with 2-3 inch yellow sunflower-like blossoms with brown centers in June. The variety 'Summer Nights' has reddish stems and purple tinted foliage. Reportedly flops in part shade. This is a new addition to the back of the sunny border in our garden.

Our first overwintering with this plant did not go well. Two of the three plants did not successfully overwinter, despite being rated to zone 4.