As tough as it is beautiful, Maximilian blooms from August to frost. Masses of 3" yellow-gold blooms. Excellent for back borders and bouquets. This is the wild species. Known as the Maximilian sunflower or perennial sunflower. Zones 3-9. Ht. 72-96". Avg. 11,000 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.
Latin Name: Helianthus maximiliani
Days to Maturity or Bloom:
Shipping Information & Notes
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 14 days at 70°F (21°C).
SOWING: Transplant: Sow 8-10 weeks before last frost. Transplant into cell packs or individual containers when the first true leaves appear. Harden off and transplant after the last frost. Direct seed: Sow after the last frost when the soil temperature is 70°F (21°C).
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun. SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Almost any soil type.
PLANT HEIGHT: 72-96".
PLANT SPACING: 18-24". Spreads rapidly and will need to be divided every third year.
HARDINESS ZONES: Zones 3-9.
HARVEST: Fresh: Harvest when 1/4-1/3 of the flowers on a stem are open. USES: Cut flower. Excellent plant for back of perennial borders. Good for naturalistic gardens and wildflower plantings.