Helianthus maximiliani is a towering perennial that can reach 9 feet high with spires of bright yellow daisies.
Helianthus maximiliani is known as Maximilian's sunflower. It is a towering perennial native to the Great Plains that can reach 9 feet high with spires covered in bright yellow daisies with brown centres. The lance-shaped leaves can be up to one foot long. The rhizomes are similar to the Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) and were eaten by Native American groups including the Sioux. Bees and butterflies love the nectar of the flowers and birds are attracted to the copious seeds.
Common Name: Maximilian Sunflower
Family: Asteraceae (The Aster Family)
Zone Hardiness: 4-9
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Secondary Bloom Colour: Brown
Bloom Time: Summer - Fall
Soil Moisture: Average
Benefits: Butterflies, Bees
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Great plains of central North America and naturalized in the east and west from BC to Maine and south into the Carolinas and California.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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