As tough as it is beautiful, Maximilian blooms from August to frost. Masses of 3" yellow-gold blooms. This native wild flower is excellent for back borders and bouquets. Attracts bees and beneficial insects such as lacewings, lady beetles, syrphid flies and parasitic wasps. Known as perennial sunflower. Perennial in zones 3-9. Ht. 60-96". Avg. 11,760 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.
Latin Name: Helianthus maximiliani
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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 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.