(Heliopsis helianthoides) Produces
huge quantities of brilliant yellow-orange flowers from June to September.
Very easy to grow. Seeds are great for the birds! Excellent cut flower
lasting up to 10 days. Grows 2-5' tall. Self-sows; does not spread by
rhizomes. Hardy to zone 4.
8-10 weeks before planting out
Green Thumb Tip Sow seeds indoors just under
surface of soil in late winter or early spring. Also germinates readily
when sown into a weed-free seedbed in fall, spring, or early summer.
Prefers a moderately rich loam, clay, or slightly damp sandy soil. Will
tolerate very light shade.