‘Burning Hearts’ (Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra) is a seed strain of the U.S. native oxeye, also known as oxeye sunflower or false sunflower. The bushy, 3- to 4-foot-tall plants have deep green, purple-tinged foliage and slender, deep purple stems topped with bright yellow, orange-centered, daisy-form flowers from early or midsummer into fall–even in the first year. Because they’re seed-grown, the plants naturally vary a bit in their exact color distribution and flower form. Use ‘Burning Hearts’ to light up a late-season bed or border or to add rich color among warm-season grasses in a naturalistic planting. Like the species, it’s popular with pollinators and produces seeds for birds too. Full sun to light shade. Perennial; Zones 3 to 9.
Collected in September 2021. At least 15 seeds.
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