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USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (, 8 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA. Typical inventory plug

Heliopsis helianthoides

Ox-eye sunflower

Yellow flowers bloom early and for a long period of time. Birds love the seeds and flowers attract butterflies. The plant is clump forming and will tolerate a wide range of soils in full sun to part shade. 


4-5 ft


2-4 ft

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Bloom Color:


Heliopsis helianthoides Characteristics


  • Full Sun to Partial Shade

Attracts Wildlife

  • Songbirds
  • Butterflies

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist


  • Drought Tolerant
  • Cut Flower
  • Clay Soil

Flowering Months

  • June
  • August
  • July

Foliage Color

  • Green

Interesting Notes:

For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database: