Heliopsis helianthoides

Common name: Early Sunflower

Native plant

This bundle of sunshine puts on quite a show!  Bright yellow flowers begin blooming early in the summer and last 2-3 months.  Bloom time can be extended by deadheading.  Flowers attract a number of bees and butterflies. Plants can become quite tall, but overall height can be reduced by cutting back stems by a third early to mid May.  


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Pricing information for
Per unit for pint growing method $4
Flats $45

Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic, Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Bloom period


General information

Mature height
2 Feet
Mature width
2 Feet
Max height
5 Feet
Max width
4 Feet
Growth rate
Flower color
Fall color

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Pollinator hot spot

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