Flowers Sunflowers Maximilian (Perennial Sunflower)

Perennial Sunflower Seed

Product ID: 1321

Summer sunshine for late fall.

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. Perennial in Zones 3-9.

• Attracts bees and beneficial insects such as lacewings, lady beetles, syrphid flies and parasitic wasps. Known as perennial sunflower.

Ht. 60-96". Avg. 11,760 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.


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DAYS TO GERMINATION: 14 days at 70°F (21°C).

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).


Almost any soil type.

18-24". Spreads rapidly and will need to be divided every third year.

Zones 3-9.

Fresh: Harvest when 1/4-1/3 of the flowers on a stem are open.

Cut flower. Excellent plant for back of perennial borders. Good for naturalistic gardens and wildflower plantings.

Helianthus maximiliani

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Quick Facts

Latin Name

Helianthus maximiliani

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

125 - 140 Days

Life Cycle

Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).


Hybrid Status

Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.

Open Pollinated

Product Features

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Attracts Beneficial Insects Attracts Beneficial Insects
Variety attracts and supports pollinators and/or insects that prey on garden pests.

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Attracts Beneficial Insects