Botanical Name: Heliopsis helianthoides
En Français: Tournesol Vivace
Also used in medicinal drinks, for treatment of lung troubles. The leaves have been used in a strong tea to reduce fevers and loosen phlegm. Stems have been used to treat malaria.
Provides long summer bloom for the perennial border or cutting garden. Also effective in a native plant or wild garden or as part of a naturalized planting or prairie area.
Planting and Care Considerations
Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun.
Plants are less vigorous and stems need support in heavier shade. Remove spent flowers to extend bloom season.
Spread: 2.00 to 4.00 feet
Water: Average Water Needs.
Best Soil: Chalk. clay, loam and sandy.
Growth Habit: Tolerates some light shade.