Perennial Flower Information
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Heliopsis - Orange Sunflower
The Heliopsis is not grown
to a great extent because so many more attractive flowers
are to be found among the varieties of Hehanthus. This
Orange Sunflower is very similar, growing from 2 feet
to 3 feet high, with flowers varying in colors from
orange to a deep golden yellow. The flowers are either
single, like a Daisy, or double, like a Zinnia, and
measure 2 1/2 inches or 3 inches across. Heliopsis
Pilcheriana which grows 2 feet to 3 feet is a good
variety to grow. It has single flowers of a very thick
texture and of a deep golden yellow color. It begins
blooming in June and lasts through September and early
October. Excelsa is an intense golden sort which does
not turn brown in the center.
UTILIZE. The Orange Sunflowers
have long, still' stems which make them valuable for
cutting. The blooms last a long time, both on the plant
or in water. The plants themselves are suited for borders
or dry spots.
GENERAL. They are of easy
culture, preferring open, sunny situations.
PROPAGATION. They are propagated
by seeds, cuttings and division of the root stocks.
on 75+ Perennials