General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 24-30 inches
Plant Spread: 12-18 inches
Leaves: Variegated
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Propagation: Other methods: Division

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Trade name information:
Trade Name: Loraine Sunshine
Cultivar name: 'Helhan'
Common names
  • False Sunflower
  • Sunflower Heliopsis
  • Variegated Sunflower Heliopsis
  • Ox-Eye

Photo Gallery
Photo by Hazelcrestmikeb
Location: central Illinois
Date: 7-5-14
Hawkmoth (aka Hummingbird Moth and Sphinx Moth)
Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C. 
Date: 2009-06-08
Long time interest with these leaves!
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2011-07-01
Location: in my front garden
Date: summer, 2019
False Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra Loraine Suns
Location: my garden zone 5 Indiana
Date: 2016-06-28
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2017-07-03
she shines
Location: central Illinois
Date: summer 2007
Location: central Illinois
Date: 6-30-13

Date: 2012-06-04
Location: Athol, MA
Date: 2017-08-06
Location: my garden in Frederick MD
Date: 2016-07-19
variegation fades as season progresses
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-07-07
Location: Brown City, MI
Date: 4000-02-07

Date: 2014-06-14
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2008-08-25
#pollination
Location: my garden in Frederick MD
Date: 2015-07-06
heavily variegated new growth
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2017-07-11
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-06-03
Location: In my hot sunny back hill garden in Wi.
Date: July 3,2011
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Location: Pleasant Grove,Utah
Date: 2011-07-04
Blooms all summer
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2017-07-25
Location: in my front garden
Date: summer, 2019
False Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra Loraine Suns
Location: in my front garden
Date: summer, 2019
False Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra Loraine Suns
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2009-06-12
Early color...greens up a little later
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2009-07-11
Location: Athol, MA
Date: 2017-08-06
Location: Athol, MA
Date: 2017-08-06
Location: My garden, central NJ, Zone 7A
Date: 6/8/15
Heliopsis Loraine Sunshine
Location: in my living room
Date: 2019-07-21
Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra Loraine Sunshine
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-06-09
Losing some variegation over the years. Probably a self seeded pl
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-06-20

Date: 2017-08-04
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-09-17
Location: Farmer John's Greenhouse, Farmington Hills, MI
Date: 2010-09-15

Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
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Location: Niantic, CT
  • Uploaded by Lj

Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: My Garden
Date: 2013-06-23
Location: Medina, TN
Date: 2011-08-12
False Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra 'Loraine Sun

Date: 2012-06-14

Date: 2012-06-14
Photo by Cookies4kids

Date: 2012-06-04
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2011-07-29
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-06-14
Location: in my front garden
Date: Summer, 2019
False Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra Loraine Suns
Location: in my front garden
Date: summer, 2019
False Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra Loraine Suns
Location: in my front garden
Date:  False Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra Loraine Sunshine)
False Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra Loraine Suns
Photo by Cookies4kids
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2011-08-09
Grown from seed
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Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-09-27

Date: 2012-08-23

Date: 2012-08-23

Date: 2012-08-23

Date: 2012-08-23
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2008-05-30
foliage
Photo by Cookies4kids

Date: 2013-08-18

Date: 2013-06-17
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-04-22
Location: central Illinois
Date: summer 2006
vibrant blooms
Location: Farmer John's Greenhouse, Farmington Hills, MI
Date: 2010-09-15
Location: Farmer John's Greenhouse, Farmington Hills, MI
Date: 2010-09-15
Location: Farmer John's Greenhouse, Farmington Hills, MI
Date: 2010-09-15
Location: Farmer John's Greenhouse, Farmington Hills, MI
Date: 2010-09-15

Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by vic
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Plant Events from our members
gardengus On July 25, 2015 Bloomed
gardengus On June 20, 2015 Obtained plant
lovesblooms On March 1, 2020 Seeds sown
NOID variegata; winter sow
lovesblooms On February 24, 2018 Seeds sown
winter sown
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Gorgeous! by blue23rose Feb 6, 2015 3:37 PM 0
Heliopsis Loraine Sunshine by Njiris Jun 9, 2015 9:49 PM 0

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