Maximilian Sunflower Helianthus Maximiliani is an attractive, tall growing, branching perennial sunflower native to North America. Maximilian Sunflower seeds can be planted indoors or directly outdoors, and the plant blooms second spring if started from seed. Maximilian Sunflower grows up to 8 foot tall and produces masses of beautiful, sunny-yellow, daisy-like flowers with a brown center. Also known as Prairie Sunflower, this wonderful, native perennial sunflower blooms from summer to fall attracting bees and butterflies, and the sunflower seeds are loved by birds.
Maximilian Sunflower is often planted at the back of a meadow as a clump or background, and this perennial sunflower rewards every year with beautiful late blooms, extending the meadow's bloom season. Maximilian Sunflower is a wonderful accent plant for growing around fences or other similar locations. Helianthus Maximiliani seeds produce a majestic looking, eye-catching sunflower that adapts easily to various soil conditions and returns each spring from same roots, forming expanding clumps and re-seeding itself.
Height: 84-96 Inches
Bloom Season: Summer/Fall
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Rich/Average/Poor/Moist well-drained, pH 6.6-7.8
USDA Zones: 3-10
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring (6-8 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring/Fall
Seed Depth: 1/8 Inch
Germination Time: 14-28 Days