Heliopsis 'Asahi'
Heliopsis 'Asahi'
Heliopsis 'Asahi'
Heliopsis 'Asahi'
Heliopsis 'Asahi'
Heliopsis 'Asahi'

Heliopsis 'Asahi'

"Double false sunflower"

Heliopsis 'Asahi'

1 bare root — £1.98

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Heliopsis are reliable for their very long season of bloom. H. 'Asahi'—which means morning sun in Japanese—grows into a beautiful, mid-sized, bushy clump of dark green leaves. Between mid-summer and mid-autumn, stems 70-75cm high, carry branching heads of large golden-yellow, fully double—almost pompon-like—daisy flowers. These prolific, long-lasting flowers resemble marigolds; but provide the benefits of a perennial. The height of Heliopsis helianthoides 'Asahi' is shorter than many other forms of the false sunflower, making this plant good for the front or mid-way part of a border!

Removing faded flowers regularly will greatly extend the blooming season. Plants should not require staking.  Apart from its outstanding garden qualities, this double false sunflower also makes a wonderful cut flower, lasting for up to two weeks in a vase. H. 'Asahi' looks good with perennials that offer effective textural and contrasting colours, such as Agastache, Asters, Heuchera, Phlox paniculata (or other tall phloxes), Physostegia, Veronicastrum, hardy Geraniums and Hemerocallis. This Heliopsis is both easy-to-grow, and hugely rewarding.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra 'Asahi'

  • Flower colour


  • Plant size


  • Established height


  • Established spread


  • Plant spacing

    5 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour


  • Habit


  • Life cycle


  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    2-3 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun

  • Position


  • Suitable for

    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Cut flower gardens

  • Soil acidity


  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented


  • Pollinator-friendly


  • Mouse resistant


  • Rabbit resistant


  • Deer resistant


  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak your Heliopsis 'Asahi' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "Double false sunflower" bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors.

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed.

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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