Prairie, Ox Eye Sunflower

Catalog #0963

5834

(Heliopsis helianthoides) Produces huge quantities of brilliant yellow-orange flowers from June to September. Very easy to grow. Seeds are great for the birds! Excellent cut flower lasting up to 10 days. Grows 2-5' tall. Self-sows; does not spread by rhizomes. Hardy to zone 4.
START INDOORS
8-10 weeks before planting out
GERMINATION
10-15 Days
PLANT OUTDOORS
24-36" Apart
LIGHT
Full Sun

Green Thumb Tip
Sow seeds indoors just under surface of soil in late winter or early spring. Also germinates readily when sown into a weed-free seedbed in fall, spring, or early summer. Prefers a moderately rich loam, clay, or slightly damp sandy soil. Will tolerate very light shade.

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