Heliopsis helianthoides - Heliopsis, Oxeye
About a dozen species of Heliopsis
are native to the North and Central America.
The genus is closely related to Helianthes,
the sunflowers. This species ranges across the eastern and central areas of Mexico, the United States,
and southern Canada.
It is native to a few counties in the Florida Panhandle region. Yellow daisies
are produced in late summer and fall on spikes about three to five feet tall. Plants
die to the ground in winter and resprout in spring.
See this plant along the east side of building 39.
Depending on conditions, heliopsis can grow from two to five feet tall.
Light: full sun
Water: adaptable and drought tolerant but benefits from irrigation
Soil: adaptable to soils, no special requirements
Heliopsis grows easily in northeast Florida in a sunny, well-drained site.