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Heliopsis, Burning Hearts (Organic)

Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra. Perennial in zones 3-9.

Fiery yellow 2-3″ daisy-like flowers with red centers sit atop dark purple foliage. When planted in blocks, Burning Hearts creates a sizable and beautiful seasonal hedge that dies back in the winter. A reliable perennial that grows to 4.5′ tall and 18″ wide. Pollinators, butterflies, and other beneficial insects are attracted to the flowers and once they’re done, birds enjoy feasting on the seeds. Good cut flower that blooms prolifically from June through October. Easy to grow in a wide range of soils, relatively drought tolerant once established, and resistant to deer and rabbits. This species is native to eastern and central North America. Aka, false sunflower, rough oxeye, smooth oxeye.

Packet ≈ 30 seeds

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Large Packet ≈ 100 seeds

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1 g ≈ 350 seeds

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Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost or direct sow after danger of frost has passed. Sow seeds 1/8” deep. Germination in 14-28 days. Thin / transplant starts to 18” spacing. Plants prefer full sun to light shade. May bloom in first year if sown early. Somewhat drought tolerant once established and known to gently self-sow.

Seed Saving

Collect seeds from seed heads that are fully dry. Thresh by hand, winnow to clean. Finish air-drying if necessary before sealing in airtight container. Some cross-pollination may occur. Isolate from other varieties of same species by ¼ mile.

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