Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionTuscan Gold™ False Sunflower (Heliopsis) is a popular Proven Winners perennial for a reason! This garden-friendly sunflower comes back year after year with hundreds of cheery flowers. Golden centers accompany bright yellow flower petals for a luminous display all summer long. Native to North America, this easy-going perennial is a great choice for beginning gardeners or anyone looking for lots of color with minimal effort. It has outstanding disease resistance, is hardy and heat tolerant, and deer resistant. What else could you ask for?DetailsBotanical name:Heliopsis 'Inhelsodor' Patent #: USPP 29,819 Common name: Perennial sunflower Zone: 4 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 24-32" x 20-24" Flower color: Yellow Foliage color: Green Bloom time: Midsummer, late summer Features: Proven winners, native, container plants, cold tolerant, best for beginners Season of interest: Summer Uses: Border, cottage gardening, massing, naturalizing, specimen, cut fllowers How To GrowSoil: Average, dry to medium, well-drained soils. Good soil drainage is essential. Wet soils in winter can be fatal. Light: Does well in full sun. Tolerates some light shade, particularly in hot summer climates or when plants are being grown in dry soils. Water: Dry to medium -- Water regularly until established Spacing: 18 - 24 inches Fertilizing: Spring application of a timed release, or organic fertilizer Winterizing: No special care needed. May leave spent blooms on plants over winter for reseeding, and providing interest to birds in the winter garden. Clean up spent foliage in early spring as plants emerge. Maintenance & pruning: Deadheading is not required for continuous bloom, but old flowers may be cut off if desired.
10 days dead no matter what grower states & based on 3 local landscapers this plant is not a zone 9 plant
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Tuscan Gold™ False Sunflower
J. (North Carolina)
My first order didn’t do well, but the replacements are thriving and just lovely. I am happy with them and will probably order more.