Our 2023 EFN seed catalogue is now online! 100+ new varieties. Over 40 different growers and foragers from across the country. A million thanks to all who make this possible, especially our amazing seed-house crew!

Ox Eye Sunflower

Ox Eye Sunflower

Regular price $3.50 Sale

Heliopsis helianthoides

Origin: Eastern and Central North America

Improvement status: Wild

Seeds per packet: ~1,300


Life cycle: Perennial

One of our favorite native sunflower species. Cheerful yellow blooms are prolific beginning in June and going through August. Perennial, but flowers the first year. Quite competitive, especially against annual weeds.

This seed was for foraged for by EFN collaborator Dylan Bruce, of Circadian Organics Ferryville, WI.

GROWING TIPS: Cold and moist stratify for 30 days. Then it needs light, so it should be sown on the service directly where it you intend to grow it, or on the the surface of a tray with potting soil, for eventual transplanting.