False Sunflower

False Sunflower

Botanical Name: Heliopsis helianthoides

En Français: Tournesol Vivace

Colour: Yellow

Also used in medicinal drinks, for treatment of lung troubles. The leaves have been used in a strong tea to reduce fevers and loosen phlegm. Stems have been used to treat malaria.

Provides long summer bloom for the perennial border or cutting garden. Also effective in a native plant or wild garden or as part of a naturalized planting or prairie area.

Other Characteristics

Pollinators: Bees, Birds, Butterflies

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Planting and Care Considerations

Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun.

Plants are less vigorous and stems need support in heavier shade. Remove spent flowers to extend bloom season.

Asters, Liatris spicata, Turk’s cap lily, wild bergamot, yellow coneflower, rosin weed

Spread: 2.00 to 4.00 feet

Water: Average Water Needs.

Best Soil: Chalk. clay, loam and sandy.

Growth Habit: Tolerates some light shade.