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Flowers - Sunflower, Maximillian

$299 USD

The Maximillian Sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani) is a drought-tolerant perennial. Produces a 3"-5" blossom with veined, pointed bright yellow petals around a dark golden center. Grows 3'-10' tall on branching, hairy stems with multiple blooms per stem, and long, narrow, drooping foliage. Bold, robust, and cheerful.

  • Life cycle: Perennial
  • Bloom season: Summer
  • Attracts: Birds, bees, butterflies, and other pollinators
  • Flower meaning: Admiration, devotion, happiness, honesty, loyalty, optimism, peace, vitality


  • Botanical name: Helianthus maximiliani
  • Hardiness zones: 4-9
  • Planting season: Spring, fall
  • Days to maturity: 90-100 days
  • Cold stratify: Yes
  • Depth to plant seeds: 1/2" deep
  • Spacing between plants: 36"-48" apart
  • Days to germinate (sprout): 7-25 days
  • Germination soil temps: 65F-70F
  • Soil types: Clay, sandy, loamy, rocky, dry, well-drained
  • Soil pH: 6.5-7.8
  • Water needs: Low - do not overwater
  • Sun needs: Full sun
  • Frost tolerant: No
  • Drought tolerant: Yes
  • Deer resistant: Yes

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