Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc. Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

Heliopsis helianthoides 'Tuscan Sun'

False Sunflower

  • Variegated

This beautiful and carefree native cultivar offers a more compact habit and good disease resistance compared to other varieties of Heliopsis. 

Bright golden yellow, daisy-like flowers with an orange-gold button center are produced on strong stems from mid through late summer atop the deep green foliage.  It provides a brilliant beacon of color in the landscape during the hottest months of summer.  Be sure to plant a few extra for your fresh bouquets!


24-36 In


20-24 In

Hardiness Zone:

3 - 9

False Sunflower Growing and Maintenance Tips

Heliopsis can be grown in either full sun or part shade, but it performs much better in full sun. Soil of average fertility is preferable. When grown in moist, rich soil, it tends to need staking. Growth will be strongest in soil with average fertility and moisture. Deadheading spent flower heads will extend the flowering time and prevent self-seeding.

Heliopsis helianthoides 'Tuscan Sun' Characteristics


  • Border
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage
  • Mass Plant


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer
  • Late Summer

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average

Plants that work well with Heliopsis helianthoides 'Tuscan Sun'

Bee Balm Bee Balm (Monarda 'Sugar Buzz Pink Frosting')