rich, average, poor, clay, sand, gravel/rock
July, August, September
yellow, orange, red
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
"Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra 'Burning Hearts' features dark purple leaves and stems with contrasting sunflower-like flowers with yellow ray petals and red-orange centers. The flowers are highly attractive to birds, butterflies, and other insect pollinators. Mature plants will reach up to 4' tall with a spread of 18"." -- Missouri Botanical Garden
Versatile, easy to grow, and trouble free, smooth oxeye is a prolific bloomer with a flowering period that can last up to 3 months, from early to late summer. It is not particular about soil type, and is tolerant of dry conditions. 'Burning Hearts' performs best in full-sun, but will tolerate some shade although this will lead to weak stems with a tendency to flop. Removing spent flowers will extend the blooming period. The root system is fibrous, forming dense clumps over time.
Introduced by Jelitto Perennial Seeds in 2016.