Heliopsis, Ox-Eye

Bright yellow flowers seem to emit their own light.

HELIOPSIS, OX-EYE (Heliopsis helianthoides)

Very similar to our true native sunflowers with three main differences. Heliopsis blooms earlier (starting in June); the flowers have yellow centers (not brown) and seem to emit their own light; and the flowers only sort of smell like chocolate. One of my favourite mid-summer flowers!

Flower Colour: yellow
Sun Exposure: full sun to part shade
Bloom Period: July – August
Height: 2 – 3 ft
Soil: dry – medium