Heliopsis helianthroides ‘Bressingham Doubloon’, A Golden Must Have for Gardens
Aargh, mateys! Doesn’t the ‘Bressingham Doubloon’ name conjure visions of pirate’s gold booty for your garden? It does provide a bountiful display of semi-double, true golden-yellow flowers for middle islands or back garden borders.
‘Bressingham Boubloon’ will flower nonstop from late July through September and will form atop strong sturdy stems on loosely-branched plants with large lanceolate leaves, which provide a pleasant background. Staking is generally not needed. Spread 18 inches (46 cm). Expected height is 48 to 60 inches (122 to 152 cm).
The genus name, Heliopsis, means sun-like. Indeed, flowers of plants in this genus resemble the Sunflower, which has the genus—Helianthus. The specific epithet, helianthoides, means Sunflower-like. Duplicate naming quite appropriate for this double flower! The common name, Oxeye, has long been associated with daisy flowers with yellow outer petals and darker center disks.
Partners well with Garden Phlox, Liatris, Purple Coneflower, Shasta Daisy and Garden Mums and Aster in garden beds. Blooms last a long time and attract butterflies.
- Typically plant 1 liner per 1 gallon (4 litre).
- Vernalization is not required.
- Plant in May for mid-July flowering plants.
- Standard media pH: 5.5 to 6.5; standard media EC: 1.5 to 3.0 mmhos/cm (saturated paste).
- During production, do not overwater. Allow plants to dry slightly between waterings.
- Generally pest and disease free.
In the garden
- For middle island or back garden borders.
- Flowers for cutting, butterfly attracter, blooms long time.
- USDA Hardiness Zone 3 to 9.
- Grow in full sun in well-drained soil.
- Do not allow plants to wilt prior to irrigation.