Common Name: ox eye
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Zone: 3 to 9
Height: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Spread: 1.50 to 2.00 feet
Bloom Time: June to August
Bloom Description: Yellow rays and orange-yellow center disks
Sun: Full sun
Water: Dry to medium
Flower: Showy, Good Cut
Tolerate: Drought, Erosion, Clay Soil, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil
Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates drought, but does better if regularly watered. Tolerates wide range of soils, including poor ones. Tolerates some light shade, but plants grown in too much shade tend to require support. Remove spent flowers to extend the blooming season. This cultivar comes true from seed.
This oxeye cultivar is a compact, clump-forming, upright perennial which typically grows 2-3' tall. Features single to double, daisy-like flowers (2-3" diameter) with golden yellow rays and deep orange-yellow center disks atop stiff stems that seldom need staking. Noted for its lengthy summer to early fall bloom period. Coarse, serrate, ovate to lanceolate, deep green foliage. Heliopsis is both similar in appearance to and closely related to Helianthus, the true sunflower. Good fresh cut flower.
No serious insect or disease problems. Some susceptibility to aphids.
Provides long summer bloom for the perennial border or cutting garden.