Heliopsis helianthoides 'Luna Roja' PBR EU 20213171

Perennials

Description

Ready to add some sunshine to the summer garden? Then Heliopsis Luna Roja is the girl you’re looking for. Bred by Janus Verschoor, this hardy sunflower blooms so abundantly that it’s hard to keep your eyes off her. And thanks to the wonderful foliage, she’s just as beautiful when not in bloom.

That incredible amount of flowers obviously means an incredible amount of nectar: contributing to the biodiversity and keeping bees and butterflies happy as ever.

Heliopsis Luna Roja has a neat, compact and naturally rounded habit with strong flower stems. The stems are strong enough to hold those masses of flowers upright: without any flowers flopping or hanging. She has an extended flowering period from July all the way through October - making sure you can enjoy those orange-red flowers all summer long. Luna Roja doesn’t just look stunning in borders: she makes for a great cut flower too. Her brightly coloured flowers are meant to make an impression no matter where she’s planted.

How to care for Heliopsis Luna Roja:
Luna Roja is a disease, drought and humidity tolerant perennial and hardly requires any maintenance. The ideal sunflower for perennial gardens, bee-friendly gardens, landscaping or pots and containers! Luna Roja doesn’t like wet feet, so will perform best in well-drained soil. She grows up to 45 cm high and 40 cm wide, thrives in full sun and is hardy to -25 ºC.

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Key Points

  1. Strong flower stems
  2. Long flowering period
  3. Disease, drought and humidity tolerant
  4. Bee- and butterfly friendly
  5. Low maintenance

Breeder: Janus Verschoor

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