HELIOPSIS helianthoides (Ox-Eye Sunflower)

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Heliopsis helianthoides is a species of flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, known by the common names rough oxeye, smooth oxeye and false sunflower. Heliopsis helianthoides   provides food for songbirds throughout the winter and its nectar serves as a food source for ground nesting bees, as well as butterflies and...
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Heliopsis helianthoides is a species of flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, known by the common names rough oxeye, smooth oxeye and false sunflower. Heliopsis helianthoides   provides food for songbirds throughout the winter and its nectar serves as a food source for ground nesting bees, as well as butterflies and hummingbirds.  They have orange yellow center disk and yellow ray flowers. Blooming usually occurs in summers beginning in July to August and extends for up to two months, making it one of the earliest blooming sunflower.

Number of Seeds Max Coverage Area (Square Ft.)
1OZ 8,125 331
1/4LB 32,500 1,325
1/2LB 65,000 2,650
1LB 130,000 5,300
5LB 650,000 26,500

Scientific Name: Heliopsis Helianthoides

Common Name: Ox-Eye Sunflower

Plant Type: Perennials

Family: Asteraceae

Native Range: Central and eastern North America

Growth Height: 24-48"

Spread: 2 to 3 " in diameter

Zone: 3-9

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Blooming Season: Summer

Attracts: Butterflies

Flower Color: Golden Yellow Flowers

Characteristics: Showy, Good Cut

Resistant: Drought Tolerant

Water Requirement: Average

Soil Type: Clay soil, Chalk, Loam

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Special Feature: Beds and borders, Patio and containers

Garden uses: City and Courtyard, Cutting Gardens, Prairie and Meadow

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