Monday, January 18, 2016
Ballerina False Sunflower
Heliopsis helianthoides 'Ballerina'
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.