Tuscan Sun Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides ‘Tuscan Sun’)

Tuscan Sun Sunflower

  • Bright Yellow Daisy Blooms
  • Continuous All Season Color
  • American Native Ox-Eye
  • Low-Maintenance
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Great Cut Flower
  • Daisy-Like Flowers
  • Thrives in Poor Soil
  • Powdery Mildew Resistant
  • Sun Sun Sun!

Sunny faces and warm summer days are ahead! Make sure those days show up in your garden with the bold and brilliant Tuscan Sun Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides ‘Tuscan Sun’)!

Tuscan Sun is the shortest, most well-behaved of the native Ox-Eye Daisies!

This radiant little Daisy covers itself in sunshine-yellow flowers with orange-gold, button centers all summer long. Not only does Tuscan Sun command attention in your garden, but the little stems are also sturdy enough to bring armloads of flowers into your home for bouquets too.

Tuscan Sun is one of the few ray-flowers that doesn’t need dead-heading to thrive and continue to pump out flowers all season!

The impressive, bright yellow blooms have golden centers, that burst onto the summer scene in droves! Blooming for an incredibly long time, the color and quality are non-stop on with this sun-loving perennial!

You aren’t going to be the only one to notice the flowers, either – butterflies and bees will drop by for a visit too. A tasty banquet of nectar and a pollen resource for your local beneficial pollinators!

Rough, deep green foliage is large, course-textured and provides tons of impact as a backdrop to both these blooms and for other smaller perennials and shrubs.

Everyone can use some sunshine in their lives, and their landscape, and Tuscan Sun delivers big time!

How to Use Tuscan Sun Perennial Sunflower In The Landscape

We’re sure you can imagine the best places a smaller, neatly growing Sunflower might look great in the garden! Of course, any location in the sun that needs a pop of color and be constantly fluttering with butterflies will be perfect!

Plant Tuscan Sun in your perennial border and any native pollinator gardens for that burst of sunny color. Cottage style borders rejoice with this hardy perennial addition.

Hot, dry, sunny gardens are also perfect for this tough, hardy plant. Enduring even poor soil and waste areas. Trouble areas and large swaths of hot dry spots in your landscape will become your new favorite view with a mass planting of golden sunny faces!

The tidy, mounded form of these plants, combined with their smaller stature, make Tuscan Sun a wonderful addition to urban gardens and smaller spaces, plus containers and pots will be brimming with glorious color with the addition of this thriller plant!

Plant among any other boldly hued perennials, similar ray flowers, large and small shrub borders, and really… that bright golden-yellow hue compliments just about every other plant and color out there!

Bold blooms such as Tuscan Sun always complement smaller sprays of blooms such as Larkspurs and Delphiniums, Baby’s Breath and Goldenrod. Purples, orange, reds and blues all seem to blend just right!

Tuscan Sun is a wonderful cutting garden inclusion for armloads of bright flowers, perfect for your bouquets!

Tips For Care

Plant Tuscan Sun Sunflower in full sun or light shade. The glowing blooms staying strong in the coldest winters and the hottest summers in growing zones 3 through 9. Heat tolerant, these beauties thrive in the hot summer sun!

Like most False Sunflowers, Tuscan Sun thrives in almost any soil – even poor, infertile soils – this is a tough cookie that will bring you smiles year after year. Highly drought tolerant once established.

Despite its resilient nature, all plants do best in well-drained, organically rich soils, but for these, the type of soil isn’t important. However, these do not do well in standing water.

For best results, an application of regular fertilizer, or enriching your garden beds with compost, will help ensure the best longevity and health of your Tuscan Sun. Container plants too need good drainage and fertilizer throughout the growing season as well.

Mulch your plants to better protect the crown from winter’s cold, prevent frost heave. Mulch will also keep moisture in the soil, and keep the roots cool throughout the hot summers.

Deer and rabbits rarely bother this plant, and a few nibbles will only be quickly replaced by new growth. No deadheading is needed to keep the blooms returning on your Tuscan Sun.

These have a naturally compact habit, however, if you do wish to further control the ultimate size of Tuscan Sun, pruning is best done in early spring before you see buds forming on your plant.

Tuscan Sun is also resistant to powdery mildew! Keeping those course leaves green all growing season!

For bold, brilliant, sunny color and outstanding garden performance, you and your garden visitors won’t regret adding Tuscan Sun Sunflowers to your landscape!

Tuscan Sun Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides ‘Tuscan Sun’) Details

Common name Tuscan Sun Sunflower
Botanical name Heliopsis helianthoides 'Tuscan Sun'
Plant type Perennial
Hardiness zone 3-9
Growth rate Medium
Height 2 - 3 ft.
Width 18 - 24 inches
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Early Spring
Flower color Yellow