I love every aspect of this new Heliopsis we are offering this year. The stems and leaves are maroon, the flowers are yellow with a central eye of red and beyond that the butterflies and other pollinators love them! They are easy to grow and can withstand harsh summer conditions. They are tall so set them in the back of the border.
Heliopsis Burning Hearts
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.