Heliopsis Helianthoides (False Sunflower) Profile

Written by Maggie

Dec 13 2022

Heliopsis Helianthoides (False Sunflower) Profile

Heliopsis helianthoides, commonly called rough oxeye, smooth oxeye and false sunflower, is a plant of the genus Helianthoides in the Compositae family.  

Heliopsis Helianthoides Picture

Heliopsis helianthoides

Heliopsis Helianthoides Info

Botanical Name Heliopsis helianthoides
Common Names rough oxeye, smooth oxeye and false sunflower
Plant Type Herbaceous perennial
Sun Full
Hardiness Zones 3 to 9
Flower color White, pink, white-pink
Native Area Central and eastern North America
Mature size 3.00 to 6.00 feet high, 2.00 to 4.00 feet wide

Characteristics of Heliopsis Helianthoides

Plant stem

Heliopsis helianthoides is a Daisy-Like Flower perennial herb; Plant height is 60-150cm, branching stem.


The leaves of Heliopsis helianthoides are opposite, petiolate, with 3 main veins and thick teeth on the sides. Long ovate or ovate-lanceolate.


Heliopsis helianthoides produces corymat-like, heterogenous, radiate, and beautiful inflorescences in the head; Flowers are 5 -- 7cm in diameter, liguulate broadly linear, bright yellow. Involucral bracts are 2-3 columns; Female, 1 row, fruiting or sterile, persistent on fruit; Disk flowers are bisexual, fruiting, one enclosed in inflorescences.


Achenes of Heliopsis helianthoides are crested or have dentate margins.

Habits of Heliopsis Helianthoides

Heliopsis helianthoides is cold resistant, like the sun high dry environment, do not choose the soil.Heliopsis helianthoides resistance to half shade, cold, barren tolerance, strong.

Heliopsis helianthoides

Heliopsis Helianthoides Care Tips

Water Use: Low

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade

Soil Moisture: Dry

Soil Description: Sandy soils.

Conditions Comments: An undemanding plant which provides excellent, mid-summer color. Eastern plants belong to var. helianthoides; those in the West are var. scabra.

Heliopsis Helianthoides Distribution

Heliopsis helianthoides is native to North America from Ontario to Florida, Missouri, and Tennessee.

Heliopsis helianthoides. Helianthoides Sweet 1 species has been introduced into China and cultivated in the northwest.

Heliopsis Helianthoides Uses

Heliopsis helianthoides can be used as flower beds and border materials, and can be planted on roadsides, hedges, woodland grasses, or rock gardens.

Heliopsis helianthoides

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