Everlasting Sunflower lives up to its name. Now, don’t come at us with BONAP maps and tell us this is not a native to our region. We know! It is a plant that has been naturalized and is widely found throughout New England.
Native to areas just south of us, this is one example of a plant that has started to find a home here, and has been beneficial in the ecosystem. Heliopsis helianthoides is sometimes called false-sunflower, with long lasting blooms like a sunflower, and it looks like one to the untrained eye. The difference between H. helianthoides and true sunflower Heliopsis have to do with the reproductive organs of the flowers.
As with any sunflower, plant in full sun and just about any soil type, even clay!
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Heliopsis helianthoides (Everlasting sunflower)
SIZE: 1/2 quart pot type: herbaceous perennial sun needs: full sun, part sun/part shade water needs: dry, average, moist height: 5' plant spacing: 1/sq ft bloom time: June, July, August, September bloom color: yellow
good plant companions
Dense blazing star, bee balm
moderate salt tolerance. Some salt exposure should not be fatal to the plant but some leaf burning may still occur. deer resistant (please note that does not mean deer proof)