Sunflower Maximilian

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Maximilian sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani) is a native perennial sunflower that is native to the central and southern United States. It is a tall, stately plant that can grow up to 10 feet tall. The flowers are bright yellow and bloom in the summer. Maximilian sunflower is a popular choice for gardens and wildlife areas. It is a valuable food source for birds and other wildlife. The seeds are also edible and can be roasted and eaten.

Here are some additional facts about Maximilian sunflower:

The plant was named after Prince Maximilian of Wied-Neuwied, a German naturalist who explored the American West in the 1830s.
Maximilian sunflower is a member of the sunflower family (Asteraceae).
The plant is drought-tolerant and can grow in poor soils.
Maximilian sunflower is a larval host for several butterfly species, including the silverspot butterfly.
The seeds can be roasted and eaten, or they can be pressed to make sunflower oil.
If you are looking for a tall, stately, and drought-tolerant perennial sunflower, Maximilian sunflower is a great option. It is a valuable addition to gardens and wildlife areas.


Sunflower Maximilian
Helianthus maximiliani
Sunflower Maximilian

Here are some tips for growing Maximilian sunflower:

Plant the seeds in full sun in well-drained soil.
Space the seeds 18-24 inches apart.
Water the plants regularly, especially during the first year.
Fertilize the plants once a year with a balanced fertilizer.
Deadhead the flowers to encourage more blooms.
The seeds are ready to harvest when they are brown and dry.
Store the seeds in a cool, dry place.


Helianthus maximiliani, also known as Maximilian's sunflower, is native to the following states in the United States:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Iowa
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Maine
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming



I love Native Sunflowers in my home garden and landscape.

Mary Hoggins
Tyler, Texas

Last year in the Fall, I collected a lot of seeds I planted this year.

Roger Holmes
Dallas, Texas

They really added a big splash of color to the front of my house garden bed. Love them!

Audrey Long
Mobile, Alabama

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