Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra ‘Burning Hearts’

(Burning Hearts False Sunflower)


Hardiness Zones:

 3a  3b  4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

‘Burning Hearts’ features dark purple leaves and stems with contrasting sunflower-like flowers with yellow ray petals and red-orange centers. The flowers are highly attractive to birds, butterflies, and other insect pollinators. Mature plants will reach up to 4′ tall with a spread of 18″.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Gardens Plant Finder)


Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates drought, but does better if regularly watered. Tolerates wide range of soils, including poor, dry, and clayey. Tolerates some light shade, but plants grown in too much shade tend to require support. Remove spent flowers to extend the blooming season.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Gardens Plant Finder)

Additional information

Common Name

Burning Hearts False Sunflower

Botanical Name

Heliopsis helianthoides var scabra 'Burning Hearts'


1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate


Light Requirements



3 – 4 ft.


12 to 18"

Soil Condition

Well-drained to dry

Water Needs

Average to low

Blooming Period

Mid summer into fall

Flower Color

yellow and orange



Foliage Color

Dark Purple

Deer Resistant


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