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Heliopsis helianthoides 'Loraine Sunshine'

Loraine Sunshine False Sunflower

False Sunflower

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Sunshine yellow daisy-like flowers sit atop loosely branched plants on this heat tolerant selection; unique white foliage with green veins stand out against other plants in borders and beds; good in containers; lovely addition to cut-flower arrangements

Description

Sunshine yellow daisy-like flowers sit atop loosely branched plants on this heat tolerant selection; unique white foliage with green veins stand out against other plants in borders and beds; good in containers; lovely addition to cut-flower arrangements

Landscape Attributes

Loraine Sunshine 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.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Loraine Sunshine False Sunflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;Border Edging;General Garden Use;Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Loraine Sunshine False Sunflower will grow to be about 32 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 30 inches apart. It tends to be leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and should be underplanted with lower-growing perennials. The flower stalks can be weak and so it may require staking in exposed sites or excessively rich soils. 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!

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

dry to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

2a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

3 feet

3 feet

Deer Resistant:

false

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