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Heliopsis helianthoides

Ox-eye Sunflower

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Heliopsis helianthoides (Ox-eye Sunflower)

In summer, the Ox-eye Sunflower blooms for weeks with golden yellow daisy-like flowers that attract butterflies. It makes a good cut flower and songbirds enjoy the mature seed.

Additional Information:


Height
36-60 Inches

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Spread
36-48 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Deep Yellow


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Sky Blue Aster (Symphyotrichum oolentangiensis (azureus)), Pale Purple Coneflower (Echinacea pallida), Rough Blazing Star (Liatris aspera), Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum)

Characteristics & Attributes

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant

Hydrologic Designation

UPL

Nature Attracting

Butterfly
Songbird

Season of Interest

Mid (May-June)
Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

Moderate

Special Uses

Fresh Cut Flower

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Butterfly Nectar
Food/Birds