Heliopsis helianthoides

Also known as the False Sunflower, this native perennial is in the Aster family. Oxeyes develop beautiful yellow flowers, which typically bloom from Jun-Sept. It thrives in open, dry areas and is known to be hardy. Seeds are fairly easy to germinate. This would be a great addition to a prairie or open woodland garden. The native cuckoo bee, Holcopasites heliopsis, is a specialist to this particular plant. Oxeyes also attract a variety of other pollinators!

Sun Exposure

Full to Part Sun

Bloom Time

June to Sept

Soil Moisture

Moist to Dry

Plant Height

3-5 Feet


Native bee specialist, Holcopasites heliopsis