University of Maryland Extension

Featured Plants - Heliopsis

Christine McComas

Heliopsis helianthoides   

Heliopsis bears bright yellow daisy-like flower in glorious profusion from early-summer through early-autumn.  This under-utilized native perennial, also known as oxeye sunflower, is a bushy plant, useful in a sunny summer flower border or wildflower meadow.  They are magnets to pollinators, butterflies and even hummingbirds and combine beautifully with other summer perennials, such as garden phlox. Plant them in moist or dry, average to rich soil in full to part sun, though they bloom best with full sun.  Many cultivars are now available, making them easier than ever to use in an array of garden situations.



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