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Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra 'Luna Roja'


Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra 'Luna Roja' has daisy-like flowers in bright yellow-orange to fire-engine red and dark green foliage.

Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra 'Luna Roja' is a false sunflower that commands attention in the garden with its intense, bright yellow-orange to fire-engine red, daisy-like blooms that contrast well against its dark green foliage burgundy flushed foliage. Highly floriferous, compact and easy to care for. Non-stop flowering will keep the bees and butterflies busy all summer long. Grows 18 inches high and wide. Happy in well drained, average soil. Use in front of the sunny border, in the pollinator garden and as cut flowers.

Common Name: False Sunflower

Family: Asteraceae (The Aster Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-9

Light: Full Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Orange

Secondary Bloom Colour: Red

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer - Fall

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Butterflies, Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Tallgrass prairies and savannas, prairie remnants, woodland edges, open or rocky woods, and along old roads and railroads up to 2134 metres.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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