Monday, January 18, 2016

Ballerina False Sunflower

False Sunflower
Heliopsis helianthoides 'Ballerina'
(hee-lee-OP-sis) (hee-lee-an-THOY-dees)
Synonyms: Rough Heliopsis, Orange Sunflower

This flower was featured here several years ago and this shot is from the same patch this year. That makes it a true perennial for gardens around here. With a slightly coarse and rambling appearance this plant has been a stalwart in the border. It has deep yellow golden color that can appear almost metallic in the right light. At a height of 2-3 feet it works well in the middle of the border or the back.

1 comment:

Unknown said...


I would like to feature some of your posts on my Facebook page just as an added feature for my flower business. Likely as a photo with a link. Would that be ok with you?