About Heliopsis Sunburst
It’s the perfect plant for a burst of color in the middle of your garden bed. Heliopsis Sunburst blooms from mid-summer when it’s hottest into the fall. I love the variegated leaves which may turn a little greener as the summer goes by and also how the plants attract butterflies and sphinx moths (the ones that are often confused with hummingbirds). Heliopsis Sunburst is a shorter bushier plant than other Heliopsis; so much easier to place in the garden.
Planting and Growing Heliopsis
Make sure your Heliopsis “harden off” to cool nights and windy conditions before planting. This requires leaving them outside in a protected area for a few days otherwise, they may wilt after planting. Choose an area that is mostly sunny. Prepare your planting hole by turning the soil at least a shovel size deep and wide and be sure the hole is filled with plenty of organic matter for best results. Remove your plant from its pack and gently loosen the root ball. Plant deep enough to cover the top of the root ball. Press down firmly on the soil and then water it in. Consider fertilizing once or twice a season. You can mulch if you like but not too close to the plant to avoid rot. Clip spent blooms for a longer flowering season.