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.