from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of plants, of the natural order Compositæ and tribe Helianthoideæ, distinguished by its ligulate fertile rays, hermaphrodite disk-flowers, and chaffy conical receptacle without pappus.
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- n. any North American shrubby perennial herb of the genus Heliopsis having large yellow daisylike flowers
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The yellow rudbeckia and heliopsis clans are good, but not very dramatic.
"Last year, we had some heliopsis plants that became loaded with aphids," she said.
There are many good choices out there, but a few that grow well in our area are garden phlox ( '' David '' is a favorite among gardeners), goldenrod, asters, heliopsis, Joe Pye weed, daylilies, Knockout and Meidiland shrub roses, Endless Summer hydrangea and cranesbill geranium.
On the micro level, I still have some flowers: dahlia, boltonia, verbena boniarensis, heliopsis, and plenty of potted annuals.
7. Years ago, I planted some heliopsis – perennial sunflowers – which are spreading and coming up all over my beds; therefore, I am ripping them out and finding new homes for them.
7 Autumn-flowering perennials such as aster, rudbeckia, helenium and heliopsis can be lifted and divided as they begin to grow away.