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MAXIMILLIAN SUNFLOWER

#1329 | Helianthus maximilliani

MAXIMILLIAN SUNFLOWER FACT SHEET

Summary

Maximilian Sunflower is a native, warm-season perennial forb adapted to the central region of the United States extending, from Mexico into Canada. Maximilian Sunflower is found in prairie remnants, sloughs, woodland edges, or disturbed areas. It does best on medium textured soils but will grow on a wide range of soils with an annual rainfall range of 20 to 40 inches. It is typically used in native grass mixes, for filter strips, and for upland game bird food and cover. This tall species is ideal accent plant around fences and native gardens.

Plant Characteristics
Taxonomy

Zone

Regional Growing Zone
1 - Northwest Coastal, 2 - California Coastal, 4 - Mountain, 5 - Midwest, 6 - Northeast Lakes, 7 - Great Lakes South, 8 - Appalacia, 9 - Southeast, 11 - South Texas
USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Temperature Zone
Warm, Cool, Transitional

Plant Characteristics

Height
36" - 96"
Bloom Period
Late-Summer - Early-Fall
Bloom Color
Yellow
Leaf Color
Green
Growing Cycle
Perennial
Sun Requirement
Full Sun

Plant Information

Planting Season
Spring
Plant Depth
0.5"
Minimum Soil Temp for Germination
65° F
Establishment
Easy

Seed Information

Seeds Per Pound
180,000
Kingdom
Plantae
Subkingdom
Tracheobionta
Super Division
Spermatophyta
Division
Magnoliophyta
Class
Magnoliopsida
Subclass
Asteridae
Order
Asterales
Family
Asteraceae
Genus
Helianthus
Species
Helianthus maximilliani

Coverage Area & Available Sizes

COVERAGE: 3 oz/1000 sq ft or 8 lbs/acre

AVAILABLE SIZES:

Applications

Landscaping

Attractive in mass plantings as well as in species mixes.

Wildlife

Excellent food source and cover for game birds

Soil Stabilization & Erosion Control

When combined with grasses, forbs, and legumes.

Pollinator Beneficial Plants

Growth Guide & Gallery

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