Heliopsis helianthoides var. gracilis
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|Size:||3-5 ft tall by 1-3 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Short-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers|
|Recommended Uses:||Informal wildflower gardens.|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil or other substrate:||Clay, Loam|
|Soil pH:||Acidic to neutral|
Seeds eaten by birds.
Attracts butterflies and bees but the list of insects is diverse and includes hoverflies and soldier beetles. The ground nesting bee, Holcopasites heliopis, is a specialist pollinator of Heliopsis helianthoides.
|Native Habitats:||Pine-oak-hickory woods, longleaf pinelands, bluffs.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures