Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra 'Spitzentänzerin'
North American ox-eye 'Spitzentänzerin'
'Spitzentänzerin' is an erect perennial with semi-double, golden-yellow flowerheads 10cm across, in summer and early autumn
SynonymsHeliopsis helianthoides var. scabra 'Ballerina'
Heliopsis 'Ballet Dancer'
see moreHeliopsis helianthoides var. scabra Ballerina
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Ultimate height0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
South–facing or West–facing or East–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
- Clump forming
Heliopsis are robust perennials with stiff, erect stems; opposite, lance-shaped leaves and showy rich yellow to orange flowers similar to sunflowers
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. May need support
Propagate by division in autumn or spring or propagate by basal cuttings in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Prairie planting
- Cottage and informal garden
- Cut flowers
- Flower borders and beds
Deadhead to prolong flowering
May be susceptible to slugs
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