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Maximillian Sunflower

Returns Year After Year
  • Easy-to-grow native perennial
  • Attracts butterflies
  • Produces loads of large, yellow flowers
  • Drought and heat tolerant
  • Grows 3-10 ft. tall
  • SKU: 99553
  • For each offer ordered, get one bareroot
This item ships in Fall
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Maximillian Sunflower

Withstands poor soils and intense heat—churns out large yellow flowers from midsummer on. Achieves show-stopping height, 3-10 ft. tall. Thrives in full sun.
This plant attracts butterflies.
Product Details
  • FormUpright
  • LightFull sun.
  • Height3 - 10 feet.
  • Spread3 feet.
  • Spacing36 inches.
  • Zones3 - 9 (-40° F.).
  • Foliagel4 - 8 inch long leaves, tapering at both ends, dark green foliage.
  • Flower Form2 to 3 inch daisy-like flowers in closely spaced spikes.
  • ColorYellow with golden-yellow to brown centers.
  • BloomsLate July - October.
  • Soil RequirementsWell-drained and not too fertile soil.
  • Growth RateFast growth rate.
  • PruningNo pruning necessary during growing season. Cut to the ground after foliage dies back naturally in late Fall.
  • CommentsThis native variety is eager to please. Beloved by birds and butterflies, 'Maximillian' produces a plethora of blooms, each with bright yellow florets surrounding a brown center. Gorgeous in meadow or wildflower gardens. It's strong, very tall stems with the top portion covered in flowers make a bold statement wherever it is planted. Very long lived, tolerant of heat and drought, thriving in poor infertile soils. Provides good cover for birds and wildliife. Also food for birds late in the year. Very vigorous perennial is attractive to all seed eating birds. Restricted States: AE, AK, GU, HI, PR.
  • Botanical NameHelianthus maximilliani
  • DepthPlant crown 1 inch deep.
Shipping Schedule

Shipping Schedule

Orders for general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days. Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2019 Fall Shipping Schedule
ZONE Perennials, Bulbs & Flowers
1A-4B 9/9 - 11/1
5A & 5B 9/9 - 11/1
6A & 6B 9/9 - 11/1
7A & 7B 9/9 - 11/1
8A & 8B 9/9 - 11/1
9A-10B 9/9 - 11/1
Last Order Date All Grow Zones: Oct 28, 2019

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

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Sorry, we cannot ship products to Hawaii, Alaska, APO/FPO or outside the contiguous United States. Please provide a street address as some products are unable to be delivered to Post Office boxes.

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