False Sunflower

Plant Height 3-5 FT
Seed Count 100,000 Seeds per LB
Botanical Name Heliopsis helianthoides
Life Cycle Perennial
Environment Full Sun to Light Shade
Preferred Sites Mesic to Dry Soils _ Upland/Grassland
Bloom Period July-August
Flower Color Yellow
Pollinator Value Very Good


False Sunflower


False Sunflower is a perennial forb native to the eastern half of the United States and Canada. Also known as Oxeye Sunflower, this aggressive wildflower inhabits upland prairies and open grasslands.


  • Prefers full sun to part shade
  • Mature heights of 4-5 feet
  • Adapts well to mesic to dry soils
  • Commonly found growing with native warm season grass species
  • Bright yellow flowers atop this plant from July-August
  • Spreading via seed, it is not highly aggressive
  • Makes a great addition to butterfly or native gardens
  • Deer resistant specie


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