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Heliopsis helianthoides - Ox-eye sunflower

Native Wetland Plants

Heliopsis helianthoides

Ox-eye sunflower

More About Ox-eye sunflower

  • Attracts hummingbirds
  • Upright clump forming

Heliopsis helianthoides, Ox-eye sunflower,  blooms with a multitude of seemingly never ending yellow daisy-like blossoms.   Ox-eye sunflower is native to the Northern Plains grows 2-4' tall and blooms July through September. This prairie wildflower does well in most soils in full sun, but can tolerate some shade. The seed of Ox-eye sunflower is a wonderful source of food for song birds fall through winter.

Bloom Color

Yellow

Heliopsis helianthoides Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Mature Height
2' - 4'
Spread Characteristics
Clumping
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Pond Zonation
Flood Plain - Upland
High Marsh - Saturated Soil
Foliage Color
Green
Wildlife Benefits
Bees/Pollinators
Butterflies
Food
Songbirds
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Wetland Indicator Status
FACU
Plant Type
Bog/Marsh
Flowering Perennial
Attributes
Cut Flower
Drought Tolerant
Native
Naturalizing
Ornamental Flower
Rain Garden
Storm Water Basin
USDA Hardiness Zone
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
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