Ox Eye Sunflower

Heliopsis helianthoides


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Key Features

3 to 6'

Container Size


Bloom Time

July, August

Bloom Color


Soil Moisture

Dry, Medium

Soil Type

Average, medium, well-drained soil; tolerates clay soil, prefers a loam., Average, medium, well-drained.

Hardiness Zone

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Light Requirements

Full sun

  • Description

    Ox Eye Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides) is an upright, clump-forming, sunflower-like plant. It typically grows to 3-4′ tall and features daisy-like flowers with yellow-orange rays. A nice long summer bloom is provided by this species, lasting from June to August. This is an easy to grow plant that tolerates very light shade, drought, erosion areas, and a wide range of soils. This species has high wildlife value – it’s relied upon by many types of oligolectic bees (meaning they rely on very specific plants for nectar & pollen); it’s also the host plant for the Painted Lady Butterfly (pictured above), as well as various types of Checkerspots. All-in-all this is a lovely, pollinator-attracting addition to any garden, and it provides a long summer bloom. It really makes a statement in a perennial border, cutting garden, native or wild garden or even as part of a naturalized planting/prairie area.

  • Shipping Information

    We ship from two locations:

    • Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

    • Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.

    Not all plants are offered at both locations. You can find more information on our products and packaging on the Shipping Information page.

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