Maximilian sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani)

multiple green stems with yellow ray flowers with yellow centers

Maximilian sunflower


Common name: Maximilian sunflower
Botanical name: Helianthus maximiliani

Light: full sun
Height: 3 – 10 feet
Water: moderate – blooms longer and grows large with water
Soil type: clay or mesic soils, may need staking in rich soils

Perennial wildflower with several large upright stems and bright yellow 2-3″ ray flowers in late summer; large clumping plant that may form colonies; wonderful for pollinators and birds!

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