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Maximilian Sunflower

Helianthus maximiliani

(Detailed plant information can be found at the bottom of the page.)
Helianthus maximiliani

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Helianthus maximiliani Plant Information

Scientific Name: Helianthus maximiliani
Common Name: Maximilian sunflower
Family: Asteraceae
Suggested Uses: perennials, beds & borders, natives
Plant Form: upright
Height: 5 - 6 feet

in drier climates, plants may only be 3' tall
Spread: 2 feet
Foliage: large, coarse leaves with stiff hairs
Flower: a profusion of bright yellow, daisy-like flowers on long branches
Bloom Period: Summer
Sun: full sun
Water: low water requirement

tolerates seasonal wetness
Soil: adaptable

tolerates limestone soils
Heat Tolerance: very high heat tolerance
USDA Zone: zones 4 - 9
Native Range: North America
Maintenance: rapid growth rate

propagation by division or seed
Wildlife: attracts butterflies and birds
Additional Notes: tall plant for informal use

bright yellow flowers are good for the back of the border

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