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'Tuscan Sun' False Sunflower (Heliopsis)

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Are you seeking a vibrant, compact, and tidy addition to your perennial garden? Look no further than ‘Tuscan Sun’ false sunflower! This native perennial from Proven Winners features cherry yellow flowers and vibrant green foliage, all in a tiny shrub-like habit. ‘Tuscan Sun’ is one of the most compact and versatile Heliopsis varieties available, and its rounded habit makes it an excellent landscaping addition.

You’ll even want to enjoy the bright yellow flowers from ‘Tuscan Sun’ indoors all summer, which works perfectly because these beauties last up to 2 weeks in cut flower arrangements!

Vital details:

Plant size: 36″ tall x 24″

Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day), part sun (4-6 hrs/day)

Water: Dry to medium well-drained soil.

Hardiness: USDA zone 3-9 (Find your hardiness zone)

Pollinator value: Attracts birds, bees, and other pollinators.

Notable features: Native, drought-tolerant, deer-resistant, heat-tolerant, long-blooming, disease-resistant, Most compact Heliopsis available.

Pot size: One quart

Plant name: Heliopsis helianthoides 'Tuscan Sun' USPP 18,763


Care & Planting Guide

After your plants have arrived:

The plants in this box have just spent a lot of time being jostled around in the dark and must be unboxed right away. Unpack the entire box, removing packaging material and plants. Remove any plastic covering the pot and/or soil surface and check if the soil is dry. Water anything that is dry or looks wilted. Any plants that have come unpotted during shipping can be replaced in their pots and their roots covered with soil.

Place plants in a cool, shaded spot out of direct sunlight for 24- 48 hours after unpacking them. This allows them a recovery and acclimation period before planting. If you must hold them longer, place them out of direct sunlight, wind, heat, and cold. Check daily for watering.

Our Guarantee

Our Guarantee

No Risk 60 Day Guarantee

We guarantee that your plants will arrive healthy, free of pests and diseases, and true to name.  Have a problem with your plant, notify us within 60 days of receipt of your order and we will refund you.

Fall Guarantee

Notify us within 7 days if you have a concern about orders shipped in autumn so we can make a note of it.  Warranty on such plants is extended to May 31 of the following year.  Our fall guarantee does not cover plants that are not hardy (i.e., able to survive winter) in your area, so please verify your USDA hardiness zone before purchasing. If you have questions about whether a plant can survive winter in your area, please call us before purchasing.

Our Larger Root Systems

We ship plants with hefty root systems that outperform smaller plants obtained from other mail order nurseries.


We take great pride in our packaging.  Please contact us immediately if any of your boxes arrive damaged, or if you find any shortages or inconsistencies in the order. Please note: multiple boxes shipped by Fed Ex might not always arrive the same day. For more information, please see our shipping page.

Dormant Plants

Any plant shipped dormant in the spring is guaranteed to break dormancy even if it takes more than one month.  Call us directly if you have any concerns.


Photos of the plant(s) will be required so that we may provide the best assistance possible.


A plant refund is based on the plant cost less discounts and shipping charges.  Allow up to 2 weeks for processing.  We reserve the right to request a return of an item. Click here to request a refund.

Product Care

After 60 days, we cannot be responsible for product that is in your care.  This includes overwintering, animals, insects, diseases, poor planting, plants beyond their hardiness zone, drought, flooding, etc.  Our expert staff is here to assist you with any problem you may be experiencing.  Our goal is that you are successful with our product.

Our Record

Our parent company,, has successfully shipped high quality plants for more than ten years.  We take the same pride in the quality of plants sold here at

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA Hardiness Zones Map


The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has devised a system to provide gardeners with a basic guide to plant hardiness – how much winter cold a plant can withstand. The Hardiness Zone Map system divides the United States and Canada into numbered zones based on lowest average winter temperature. Even within a zone, different micro-climates exist, such as large urban areas which may be warmer or land situated at different elevations.


The Hardiness Zone Map is a valuable tool but it is not foolproof. There are a variety of factors that can influence the hardiness of a given plant in a garden. These factors include: soil type, drainage, snow cover, exposure to wind, winter, rainfall (or lack of), as well as fluctuations in temperature.


When you are on a plant page, scroll down until you see the bold "Hardiness" text.

Shipping Policy

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Shipping Policy

How to Contact Us: 
General Customer Service & Phone Orders:
Phone: 1-877-447-4769 (Monday-Friday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST).
Mail:, 12601 120th Avenue, Grand Haven, MI 49417

Shipping costs

We try to keep shipping rates as low as possible to offer you the best value. Unlike other companies, with us, when you buy more, you save more on shipping! Our standard rates are:

 Order Value:

Shipping Cost:

$0.01 – $39.99


$40.00 – $59.99 


$60.00 – $99.99


$100.00+ FREE


Don't worry: our discount rates don't mean we cut corners on shipping. Our professional shipping staff packs each order - each plant! - with the care they'd take in their own gardens. Your plants will arrive in good, healthy condition, ready for you and your visiting pollinators to enjoy.

Ship Schedule

Shipping will begin April 10 and close October 20, 2023. Once the beginning date for shipping in your zone has passed, we ship your order within three business days of when you placed it, provided all plants you ordered are in stock.

Not sure what zone you are in?  Use our map to find yours by ZIP code.  

Shipping Methods

Orders within the 48 contiguous states are shipped via Fed Ex Home Delivery Service, which delivers weekly Tuesday-Saturday. All orders require a street address.  We are unable to ship to Alaska, Hawaii, APO/FPO military address or PO boxes.


Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Letha B.

The plant arrived very dehydrated and did not look very healthy. It looks like it is growing. I hope it survives the winter.

Sandy W.
Healthy Plant

I ordered from Great Garden Plants for the first time this year. My plants arrived on time and in great condition. I planted them within a couple of days and my Tuscan Sun already has its first bloom.

Kimberli S.
Never again

I ordered these from you followed the directions down to the letter and they died a week after planting. As mud head as it cost me to buy them and get them here you think they would’ve survived

Hello Kimberli! We offer a 30 day guarantee on all of the plants we sell. If you ever have any issues with your new plants arise within your first 30 days with them don't hesitate to reach out to us. Send pictures to and we'll be happy to help.

Gary` W.
'Tuscan Sun' False Sunflower

Delivered in great shape... all dozen plants are doing well!

Tracy D.
Nice little flowering plant

My plants are about 2 months old and are about 1’ tall and wide, covered with flowers the first of which bloomed today! The color is a warm golden yellow. They will be nice as they mature to larger plants in the future.

Thanks for leaving your feedback, Tracy! We're thrilled to hear your new plants are making themselves at home in your garden. Let us know if you ever have any questions, happy gardening!