False sunflowers are easily confused with perennial sunflowers,
but they have the advantage of being more compact and blooming
earlier so you can have more sunflowerlike flowers longer.
Their brilliant yellow single, semidouble, or fully double
flowers bloom over many weeks.
False sunflowers are members of the daisy family.
Other Names: Smooth Oxeye, Oxeye Daisy,
Oxeye, Smooth Oxeye, Heliopsis Sunflower, Yellow
Oxeye, Sweet Oxeye,
Species: H. helianthoides
Descriptions: False Sunflowers are bushy
clumped plants with long stalks of dark green
leaves, giving way to branches with golden-yellow
Size: False sunflower grow from 3 feet
to 6 feet tall.
Symbolism: False sunflowers symbolize
Grow Details: False sunflower are hardy,
tolerant plants that are very easy to grow.
Soil Type: Tolerant
- Normal, Sandy or Clay
Soil PH: Tolerant - Neutral, Alkaline
or Acid PH 6.1 to 7.8
Water: Standard or Moist
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Grow Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Height: False Sunflower grow 3 to
6 feet tall.
Flower Colors: Yellow
Propagation: Propagate through seed
Division/Transplants: Divide every
2-3 years in Spring.
Blooming Period: Summer to Early
Herbal Remedy Properties: It is believed
that Native American's made a tea from false sunflower
plants to help with various lung ailments.
Native Area: False sunflowers are native
American plants found from New York to Michigan
and south to Georgia.
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