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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Plant Details

Plant type

Forb

Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry), Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period

Summer

Urban environment

Harsh Exposure Tolerant

Habitat

Prairie Grasslands, Savannas

Growth form

Colonizing / Spreading

Growth rate

Moderate

Flower color

Yellow

Fall color

Yellow

Size

Mature height
2 Feet
Mature width
2 Feet
Max height
5 Feet
Max width
4 Feet

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Pollinator hot spot

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