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Maximillian Sunflower

Maximillian Sunflower

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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. Bareroot.
This plant attracts butterflies.
  • Zone 3 - 9 (-40° F.).
  • Height 3 - 10 feet.
  • Light Requirements Full sun.
This item ships in Spring.

#11016

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Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Helianthus maximilliani
  • Height: 3 - 10 feet.
  • Spacing: 36 inches.
  • Depth: Plant crown 1 inch deep.
  • Spread: 3 feet.
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun.
  • Color: Yellow with golden-yellow to brown centers.
  • Foliage: l4 - 8 inch long leaves, tapering at both ends, dark green foliage.
  • Blooms: Late July - October.
  • Form: Upright
  • Flower Form: 2 to 3 inch daisy-like flowers in closely spaced spikes.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained and not too fertile soil.
  • Growth Rate: Fast growth rate.
  • Pruning: No pruning necessary during growing season. Cut to the ground after foliage dies back naturally in late Fall.
  • Comments :
    This 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.

Shipping Schedule

All plant items will be shipped to arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for your area of the country.

We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedule:

Spring 2018 Shipping Schedule
  Zones   Sweet Potatoes Bareroot Roses Tomatoes & Peppers Large Bareroots  Potatoes  Tender Annuals Onion Plants All other Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4A 5/22 - 6/8 4/17 - 6/1 5/14 - 6/1 4/3 - 6/22 3/27 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 4/10 - 5/11 5/1 - 6/22
4B 5/22 - 6/8 4/17 - 6/1 5/14 - 6/1 4/3 - 6/22 3/27 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 4/3 - 5/11 5/1 - 6/22
5A 5/15 - 6/8 4/3 - 6/1 5/14 - 6/1 3/20 - 6/22 3/6 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 3/27 - 5/11 4/3 - 6/22
5B 5/1 - 6/8 3/20 - 6/1 5/14 - 6/1 3/6 - 6/22 3/6 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 3/27 - 5/11 3/20 - 6/22
6A 5/1 - 6/8 3/6 - 6/1 4/23 - 6/1 3/6 - 6/22 3/6 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 3/6 - 5/11 3/6 - 6/22
6B 5/1 - 6/8 3/6 - 6/1 4/23 - 6/1 3/6 - 6/22 3/6 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 2/27 - 5/11 3/6 - 6/22
7A 5/1 - 6/8 2/27 - 6/1 4/23 - 6/1 2/13 - 6/22 2/27 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 2/20 - 5/11 2/27 - 6/22
7B 5/1 - 6/8 2/27 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/1 2/13 - 6/22 2/27 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 2/13 - 5/11 2/27 - 6/22
8A & B 4/24 - 6/8 2/20 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/1 2/13 - 5/25 2/20 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 1/30 - 5/11 2/20 - 5/25
9A & B 4/24 - 6/8 1/23 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/1 2/13 - 5/25 2/13 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 1/2 - 5/11 2/13 - 5/25
10A & B 4/17 - 6/8 1/23 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/1 2/13 - 5/25 2/13 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 1/2 - 5/11 2/13 - 5/25
Last Order Date 6/4/2018 5/28/2018 5/28/2018 1A-7B: 6/18/2018
8A-10B: 5/21/2018
6/11/2018 6/4/2018 5/7/2018 1A-7B: 6/18/2018
8A-10B: 5/21/2018

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

Shipping Notes:
Orders for gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection. The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

Ratings & Reviews

Write a review
Better for more temperate climates
Jun 11, 2014  |  
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While this plant does survive in the north, it does not bloom for me until fall -- and then the emerging flowers are killed by our earlier frosts. So if you live in the north, be aware that the bloom time is much later and more limited than stated. Otherwise an attractive plant.


Maximillian Sunflower
Nov 13, 2011  |  
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First year one stalk, 6 foot, second year 30 stalks 8 foot, covered in flowers, bloomed end of sept on Long Island, bees loved it, great show before mums and montauk Daisy. a little invasive.


Great plant
Jul 23, 2010  |  
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I planted 2 of these and they didn't do much the first year, but the second year they grew to 6 1/2 feet tall and were full of flowers for a long time. They are doing just as well this year. Spread nicely; not invasive.


Flowers ???
Jul 18, 2010  |  
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THe Maximillian Sunflowers I ordered are healthy and grew to about 3 feet tall, but as of this date 7/18/2010, there is no sign of any flowers. The write up on them said that they bloom from mid-summer thru the first frost, but as I stated, there are no flower buds, just green

Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Helianthus maximilliani
  • Height: 3 - 10 feet.
  • Spacing: 36 inches.
  • Depth: Plant crown 1 inch deep.
  • Spread: 3 feet.
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun.
  • Color: Yellow with golden-yellow to brown centers.
  • Foliage: l4 - 8 inch long leaves, tapering at both ends, dark green foliage.
  • Blooms: Late July - October.
  • Form: Upright
  • Flower Form: 2 to 3 inch daisy-like flowers in closely spaced spikes.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained and not too fertile soil.
  • Growth Rate: Fast growth rate.
  • Pruning: No pruning necessary during growing season. Cut to the ground after foliage dies back naturally in late Fall.
  • Comments :
    This 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.
Shipping Schedule

All plant items will be shipped to arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for your area of the country.

We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedule:

All plant items will be shipped to arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for your area of the country.

We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedule:

Spring 2018 Shipping Schedule
  Zones   Sweet Potatoes Bareroot Roses Tomatoes & Peppers Large Bareroots  Potatoes  Tender Annuals Onion Plants All other Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4A 5/22 - 6/8 4/17 - 6/1 5/14 - 6/1 4/3 - 6/22 3/27 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 4/10 - 5/11 5/1 - 6/22
4B 5/22 - 6/8 4/17 - 6/1 5/14 - 6/1 4/3 - 6/22 3/27 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 4/3 - 5/11 5/1 - 6/22
5A 5/15 - 6/8 4/3 - 6/1 5/14 - 6/1 3/20 - 6/22 3/6 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 3/27 - 5/11 4/3 - 6/22
5B 5/1 - 6/8 3/20 - 6/1 5/14 - 6/1 3/6 - 6/22 3/6 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 3/27 - 5/11 3/20 - 6/22
6A 5/1 - 6/8 3/6 - 6/1 4/23 - 6/1 3/6 - 6/22 3/6 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 3/6 - 5/11 3/6 - 6/22
6B 5/1 - 6/8 3/6 - 6/1 4/23 - 6/1 3/6 - 6/22 3/6 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 2/27 - 5/11 3/6 - 6/22
7A 5/1 - 6/8 2/27 - 6/1 4/23 - 6/1 2/13 - 6/22 2/27 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 2/20 - 5/11 2/27 - 6/22
7B 5/1 - 6/8 2/27 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/1 2/13 - 6/22 2/27 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 2/13 - 5/11 2/27 - 6/22
8A & B 4/24 - 6/8 2/20 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/1 2/13 - 5/25 2/20 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 1/30 - 5/11 2/20 - 5/25
9A & B 4/24 - 6/8 1/23 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/1 2/13 - 5/25 2/13 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 1/2 - 5/11 2/13 - 5/25
10A & B 4/17 - 6/8 1/23 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/1 2/13 - 5/25 2/13 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 1/2 - 5/11 2/13 - 5/25
Last Order Date 6/4/2018 5/28/2018 5/28/2018 1A-7B: 6/18/2018
8A-10B: 5/21/2018
6/11/2018 6/4/2018 5/7/2018 1A-7B: 6/18/2018
8A-10B: 5/21/2018

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

Shipping Notes:
Orders for gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection. The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

Shipping Notes:
Orders for gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection. The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

Ratings & Reviews
Write a review
Better for more temperate climates
Jun 11, 2014  |  
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
While this plant does survive in the north, it does not bloom for me until fall -- and then the emerging flowers are killed by our earlier frosts. So if you live in the north, be aware that the bloom time is much later and more limited than stated. Otherwise an attractive plant.


Maximillian Sunflower
Nov 13, 2011  |  
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
First year one stalk, 6 foot, second year 30 stalks 8 foot, covered in flowers, bloomed end of sept on Long Island, bees loved it, great show before mums and montauk Daisy. a little invasive.


Great plant
Jul 23, 2010  |  
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
I planted 2 of these and they didn't do much the first year, but the second year they grew to 6 1/2 feet tall and were full of flowers for a long time. They are doing just as well this year. Spread nicely; not invasive.


Flowers ???
Jul 18, 2010  |  
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
THe Maximillian Sunflowers I ordered are healthy and grew to about 3 feet tall, but as of this date 7/18/2010, there is no sign of any flowers. The write up on them said that they bloom from mid-summer thru the first frost, but as I stated, there are no flower buds, just green

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