Heliopsis helianthoides

False Sunflower or Smooth oxeye

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  • Tall stately stems carry two inch golden yellow flowers bloom from June until August
  • Found in flood plains, open fields, and at woods' edges
  • Sturdy and tall as well as clump forming
  • Self sowing butterfly magnet
  • Birds love the seeds in the fall

Height: 48-60 in
Spread: 36-60 in

Zone: 5-9
Color: Golden yellow

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Songbirds


  • Native
  • Mass Planting
  • Erosion control
  • Border or Bed
  • Long Blooming
  • Naturalizing
  • Cut Flower/Foliage
  • Self seeds in optimum conditions
  • Summer Bloomer


  • Sun/ pt.shade

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Clump forming

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained

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