Ox-Eye Sunflower- Native
Ox-Eye Sunflower is a native plant in regions from Ontario to Florida and Mississippi. Ox-Eye is typically found in rocky woods, prairies, and along railways. It is an upright, clump forming perennial with daisy like flowers. The flowers are yellow-orange with cone shaped, brown center discs. This relative of the sunflower produces an abundance of the vibrant, yellow blooms from early to mid-Summer. This hardy perennial is an excellent choice for your woodland garden, native planting or border. Also called False Sunflower. Wonderful cut flower.
Heliopsis helianthoides needs Full Sun. It grows 36-60″ tall with a spread of 18-24″. Plant in zones 3 to 9. The showy yellow flowers attract butterflies. Heliopsis is closely related and very similar in appearance to the true sunflower, helianthus.
Care & Shipping Notes
Easy to grow in average, dry to medium soil that is well drained. It will tolerate a wide range of soils, including sand or clay. Tolerates drought, but does better with regular watering. Remove spent flowers to encourage continued blooms. No serious insect or disease problems. May be susceptible to aphids. Taller plants may need staking. NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THESE US STATES AND TERRITORIES: AK, HI, GM, PR, VI. Also, WE NO LONGER SHIP TO CALIFORNIA due to Department of Ag restrictions on live plants.