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Heliopsis Summer Nights
Heliopsis helianthoides 'Summer Nights'
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Heliopsis Summer Nights provides your garden with exceptional golden yellow daisy-like blooms with mahogany centers borne on slender dark purple-red stems with foliage tinged in red provide that provides an interesting contrast.
About Your Heliopsis Summer Nights
Heliopsis Summer Nights is highly sought after for its outstanding color and long bloom time. Heliopsis Summer Nights provides your garden with exceptional golden yellow daisy-like blooms with mahogany centers borne on slender dark purple-red stems with foliage tinged in red provide that provides interesting contrast. Attractive to butterflies and song-birds love the seed.
An exceptional cultivar of our native heliopsis that produces bright golden yellow, daisy-like flowers with a mahogany eye atop dark purple-red stems. The mature flowers are all-yellow, contrasting nicely against the green foliage with a purple-red tinge. This selection flowers for up to 8 weeks beginning in midsummer, especially if deadheaded. It is best when massed in the back of the border.
|Mature Height:||3 to 4 feet|
|Mature Width:||2 to 2.5 feet|
|Habit:||Upright, clump forming|
|Flower Color:||Golden daisy flowers|
|Flowering Season:||Late summer through Fall|
|Foliage:||Green with red highlights|
|Soil Condition:||Prefers dry, average to sandy soil|
|Water Requirement:||Water well until established.|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, mass planting. Attracts pollinators and hummingbirds.|
How to Care for Heliopsis Summer Nights
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Heliopsis Summer Nights plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Heliopsis Summer Nights does prefer drier soils in the winter so if there was ever a plant that we would recommend not adding topsoil or compost this is one. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardener’s best friend and can help guarantee your success. Watering Heliopsis Summer Nights: After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the Heliopsis Summer Nights a good deep watering. This is not to be rushed. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example a one gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5 a three gallon pot would be 15 and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day there after. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks.