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Helianthus maximiliani

Maximilian Sunflower
Natives
Classification Scientific Name: Helianthus maximiliani
  Common Name: Maximilian Sunflower
  Family: Asteraceae
  Location Index: HG18
  Suggested Use: beds & borders

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Plant Plant Type: perennial
  Plant Form: upright
  Height: 5 - 6 feet
  Spread: 2 feet
  Bloom Period: summer
  Flower Color: yellow
  Flower: a profusion of bright yellow daisy-like flowers on long branches
  Foliage Texture: coarse
  Foliage: large, coarse leaves with stiff hairs
  Growth Rate: rapid
     
Environment USDA Zone: zones 4 - 9
  Native Range: North America
  Sun Requirement: full sun
  Water Requirement: low
  Soil: adaptable
  Heat Tolerance: very high
     
Care Tolerances: limestone soils

heat

seasonal wetness
  Wildlife: butterflies

birds
  Propagation: division

seed
     
More Additional Notes: tall plant for informal use

bright yellow flowers are good for the back of the border

in drier climates plants may only be 3' tall
Helianthus maximiliani

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