Oxeye Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides) [hee-lee-OP-sis hee-lee-an-THOY-deez]

Other Names Heliopsis, Heliopsis, False Sunflower
Family Asteraceae
Why Like The Oxeye Sunflower is found in the wild in areas similar to all parts of Crow Island Woods -- wooded areas and tallgrass prairie. Its bright, attractive late summer flowers have also made it a popular garden plant, with cultivars in a variety of colors.
Named Cultivars Heliopsis helianthoides 'Bressingham Doubloon', Heliopsis helianthoides 'Double Sunstruck', Heliopsis helianthoides 'Karat', Heliopsis helianthoides 'Patula', Heliopsis helianthoides 'Prairie Sunset', Heliopsis helianthoides 'Sunstruck', Heliopsis helianthoides 'Tuscan Sun', Heliopsis helianthoides var scabra 'Asahi', Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra, Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra 'Goldgefieder' GOLDEN PLUME, Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra 'Sommersonne' SUMMER SUN, Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra 'Spitzentanzerin' BALLERINA, Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra 'Venus'
Plant Data
I am a... Deciduous Perennial
Where to Find It The Oxeye Sunflower is found in the wild in areas similar to all parts of Crow Island Woods -- wooded areas and tallgrass prairie.
Why to Like Its bright, attractive late summer flowers have also made it a popular garden plant, with cultivars in a variety of colors.
Mature Size 3 - 6 feet tall. 24 - 48 inches wide.
Sun Exposure Full Sun - Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance - Medium:
Zones 3a - 9b
Bloom Period June to August
Flower Color Orange-Yellow Rays With Brown Center Disks
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