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Heliopsis helianthoides

Oxeye sunflower

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
3-9
3-6'
2-4'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Stalks, Clumping
Flower
Perennial

Smooth Oxeye, False Sunflower, Sweet Smooth Oxeye

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
June-August
Violet/ pinkish
Summer bloom
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Clay, Loam, Sand
Adaptable
Soil Preference
Dry to moist, well-drained sandy soils
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Open woods, and woodland borders and clearings, grassy meadows, prairies, stream banks
Eastern and Central North America, west to North Dakota, Colorado, and New Mexico
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Drought, Erosion, Clay soil, Dry Soil, Shallow-rocky soil
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Drought, Erosion, Clay soil, Dry Soil, Shallow-rocky soil
Tolerance to browse by animals typically happens once plants are established. Young plants may still be quite susceptible.
SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE & COMMON PROBLEMS
Divide every 2-3 years, don't add thick mulch as will cause rot
COMPANION PLANTS
Swamp milkweed,Aromatic aster,New York ironweed,Wild bergamot,Little bluestem,Zig-zag goldenrod,Blue mist flower,Summer phlox,White wood aster
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES

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