In Praise of Heliopsis

As shown in the previous post, I’m getting a lot of heliopsis right now, and I’m really happy with it.  It’s easy to cut, the stems are long and strong, the blooms are good sized and are rarely flopped over, and it lasts a long time in the vase. Plus, it’s a perennial with a pretty long bloom time.  What’s not to like?

Last year I planted seeds for a short row and ended up with about thirty plants.

HeliopsisRow

So far this year, I’ve cut about 200 stems with more coming.  They have slowed down a bit, and I doubt I will get 200 more yet this year, but then again, the year is far from over.  Let’s hear it for heliopsis!

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