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     Smooth Oxeye Sunflower is one of our most popular plants, producing a profusion of cheery, yellow blooms atop firm but skinny and nearly leafless stems.  It is a fine plant for any garden, easy to grow, adaptable to most soils and with a preference for full sun.


     It also makes a nice vertical accent and goes well with the tall purples: Joe Pye Weed New York Ironweed, New England Aster, etc.


     Photos: Creative Commons


Sunflower, Smooth Oxeye

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    • Latin: Heliopsis helianthoides
    • Pollinator value: Very High
    • Height: 3-6 feet; 2-4 foot spread
    • Spacing: 18-36 inches
    • Light: Full sun
    • Soil: Dry to medium
    • Bloom: Orange-yellow rays June-August
    • Landscape: Perennial garden, good for cut flowers
    • Native range here
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