Common Name: ox-eye daisy
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Zone: 3 to 9
Height: 1.00 to 1.50 feet
Spread: 0.75 to 1.00 feet
Bloom Time: June to September
Bloom Description: Yellow with orange-gold center
Sun: Full sun
Water: Dry to medium
Tolerate: Drought, Erosion, Clay Soil, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil
Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Prefers moist, humusy soils but tolerates some drought. Generally tolerates a wide range of soils, including poor, infertile ones. Tolerates some light shade. Remove spent flowers to extend bloom season.
‘Tuscan Sun’ is a dwarf oxeye cultivar that is perhaps the shortest member of the genus available in commerce today. It typically grows to only 15-20” tall. Daisy-like flowers (2” diameter) with yellow rays with orange-gold centers bloom throughout summer atop stiff stems. Plants are well-branched plants with ovate, dark green leaves. Plants in the genus Heliopsis are both similar in appearance to and closely related to those in the genus Helianthus, the true sunflower. Heliopsis is sometimes commonly called false sunflower. Good fresh cut flower.
No serious insect or disease problems. Red aphids are occasional visitors. Reportedly has some resistance to powdery mildew.
Rock gardens, beds and borders. Also appropriate for containers.