Ox-Eye Sunflower Seeds

The golden yellow daisy-like flowers bloom all summer through fall and are great for long-lasting cut flowers.

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$2.50

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The golden yellow daisy-like flowers bloom all summer through fall and are great for long-lasting cut flowers. They will surely brighten up any bouquet! The flowers also attract butterflies, and song birds enjoy the seed. Ox-eye sunflowers are usually grown in prairie restorations, wildflower meadows, casual borders, cottage gardens, rock gardens, and similar informal situations. The leaves of this species have been employed in folk remedies, such as honey sweetened teas for loosening lung congestion or reducing fever. The stems have been used to treat malaria.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Additional Info

Botanical Name Heliopsis helianthoides
Life Cycle Perennial
Min. Time to Germinate 7 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 15 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/16 in.
When to Sow Indoors 4-6 weeks before last spring frost, Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past, Outdoors in early spring, a month before the last spring frost
Growing Height 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
Plant Spacing 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Hardiness USDA Zone 4a: to -25F, USDA Zone 4b: to -20F, USDA Zone 5a: to -15F, USDA Zone 5b: to -10F, USDA Zone 6a: to -5F, USDA Zone 6b: to 0F, USDA Zone 7a: to 5F, USDA Zone 7b: to 10F, USDA Zone 8a: to 15F, USDA Zone 8b: to 20F
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Bloom Color Bright Yellow, Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Bloom Time Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid-Summer
Foliage Herbaceous
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Propagation Methods By dividing the rootball, From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall, From seed; sow indoors before last frost, From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
Seed Collecting Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Seeds Per Pack 50