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Maximilian Sunflower

Golden yellow flowers illuminate sunny borders, cottage gardens, and native meadows. Native to the Great Plains of North America. Attractive to bees and beneficial insects. Flowered the first season for us with a branching habit and bountiful 2-3” blooms. Grows 3-8 feet.  Zone 4-9. 

50 seeds

 

 

PLANTING

Helianthus maximiliani

Perennial: Zone 4-9

Germination:  14-21 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-75ºF.

Seed Planting Depth: Sow ½-1” deep

Starting Indoors: Start indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-75ºF soil temperature. Transplant after the last frost, 18-24" apart. Water seedlings regularly until established. 

Sowing Outdoors: After the last frost, when soil is over 70ºF. 

Growth Habit: Upright, Branching

Height and Width: 3-8' 

Spacing: 18-24" apart

Light Needs:  Full sun

Soil Needs:  Loose, rich, well-drained

Approximate days to flower from seed: 65-75 days

Uses: Cut flowers and flower beds, short varieties-containers and planters, Attracts pollinators

Care:  Mix compost into the soil before sowing or transplanting. Adding too much nitrogen can cause plants to produce more foliage than flowers.