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This perennial native North American superstar sunflower is hardy in all USDA zones. It grows in a wild, prairie pattern and pops back up year after year, spreading rhizomatically. These are amazing multifunctional landscaping plants that can reduce erosion with their dense root system, contain grass areas as a border due to their alelopathic chemicals, bioremediate (filter toxins out of) water and soil, foster wildlife habitat, feed humans and look beautiful!


With their bright yellow, daisy-like flowers and tall, slender stems, they can grow up to 8 feet tall, making a stunning addition to any garden. To plant, sow the seeds directly into the ground in late spring or early summer, in a location with full sun and well-drained soil. Water regularly and provide support for the tall stems as they grow. Maximilian Sunflowers are low-maintenance and attract pollinators such as bees, butterflies and birds to your garden.


  • Plant Type: Sunflower
  • Latin Name: Helianthus maximiliani
  • Packed For: 2024
  • Days to Maturity: 140
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Branching
  • Planting Time: Spring
  • Seed Type: Heirloom
  • Hybrid Status: Open-Pollinated
  • Hardy to Zone: All zones
  • Frost Tolerance: Extremely frost tolerant
  • Heat Tolerance: High Heat Tolerant 100+
  • Approximate Weight in Grams: 0.12
  • Approximate Seed Count: 25
  • Sun Needs: Full sun
  • Water Needs: Low Watering
  • Planting Instructions: Sow directly, 1/4 inch deep
  • Fullgrown Plant Size: 96 inches tall


Image Credit:

"Todd Spike Seeding Late Summer" by USFWS Mountain Prairie is marked with Public Domain Mark 1.0.

"Monarch on Maximilian" by USFWS Mountain Prairie is marked with Public Domain Mark 1.0.

"Maximilian Sunflower" by USFWS Mountain Prairie is licensed under CC BY 2.0.


Maximilian Sunflower Seeds

SKU: 10
  • Because we can not ensure that all plant care directions are followed, all purchases are final. 

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