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Heliopsis helianthoides ‘Fire Twister’
Heliopsis helianthoides ‘Fire Twister’
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Heliopsis helianthoides ‘Fire Twister’

False Sunflower

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.255.210

False Sunflowers are native from Ontario to Florida and the Mississippi. They are care-free and reliable for their very long season of bloom. This selection forms a tall, bushy clump and features deep, burgundy foliage and 9cm (3.5″) diameter red-orange flowers with a dark brown centre cone, from early summer to early fall. Outstanding cut flower. Removing faded flowers regularly will greatly extend the blooming season. Easily divided in early spring. Easy and always rewarding. Don't allow it to dry out. Attractive to butterflies.

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Heliopsis helianthoides ‘Fire Twister’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Purple Black
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Wild Flower
   60-75 cm
   23-29 inches
   50-60 cm
   20-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate