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Heliopsis helianthoides - Ox-eye Sunflower

 Sun Exposure: Sun, Part Sun

Soil Moisture: Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry

Soil Type: Loam, Sand, Clay

Height: 3-5 feet

Spread: 2 feet

Blooms: July, August, September

Root: Fibrous

Habitat: Prairies, Open Woodland, Forest Edge, Savannas, Limestone Glades

Landscape uses: Pollinator gardens, Naturalized areas, Meadow plantings

Complimentary Plants: Anise Hyssop, Pearly Everlasting, Switchgrass

Wildlife Value: The polen and nectar  is very attrative to many types of native bees, butteflies feed on the nectar. Host Plant: Silvery checkerspot

Seed Origin: Coldwater, ON (Wildflower Farm seed supplier)

Germination Code: C(30)

Heliopsis helianthoides - Ox-eye Sunflower

  • One of the first prairie flowers to bloom that is adaptable to many types of soil types and sun exposures. Heliopsis helianthoides is a member of the Aster family. Unlike true sunflowers and most asters, both its disk and ray flowers are capable of producing seed. The flowers are a magnet for native bees!

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