Heliopsis helianthoides (Oxeye) [15 Seeds]


Germination Information: I recommend these seeds for gardeners who are experienced with seeds that may require (or at least benefit from) a chilling period. The easiest approach is to sow the seeds in a pot in fall to midwinter, surface sown or just barely covered with growing medium. Set them outdoors in a spot protected from mice so they can get a natural chilling period and then germinate when conditions are right in spring.

If you sow after January, give the pot an artificial chilling period of about 2 months.

It is possible that these seeds could germinate if you sow them in warm, moist, bright conditions, though perhaps at a less-than-optimal percentage. If you try that and no seedlings appear within 3 to 4 weeks, then provide the 2-month artificial chilling period.

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Oxeye (Heliopsis helianthoides), also known as oxeye sunflower or false sunflower, is an eye-catching and easy-to-grow addition to the summer garden, with bright yellow, single, daisy-form flowers atop bushy, 3- to 5-foot-tall plants. This US native (appearing throughout much of central and eastern North America) is popular with bees and butterflies when in bloom, and birds enjoy the seeds in fall to winter, so it’s a great choice for areas where you’d like to attract pollinators and other wildlife. It often self-sows. Full sun to light shade. Perennial; Zones 3 to 9.

Collected in August 2023. At least 15 seeds. Ecotype unknown. Shipping to US addresses only.

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