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To help gardeners understand which plants will grow well for them, the entire USA has been segmented into ‘Plant Hardiness Zones’. Knowing your zone number is helpful when shopping for plants because:

  • Cold-area gardeners can avoid buying plants that simply won’t survive their lowest winter temperatures.
  • Warm-area gardeners can steer clear of plants that need a period of cold weather in order to bloom again.
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Maximilian Sunflower Seeds

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Maximilian gives you the iconic color of Sunflowers but is a perennial, blooming year after year. This variety illuminates the garden with golden-yellow blooms all the way from summer into fall. Reaching heights of 3-8’, this Sunflower will quickly become the true backbone of your perennial wildflower meadow or garden. Like all Sunflowers, Maximilian is easy to grow and attracts pollinators all season long. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial.

Zones 1 - 10
Ideal Regions
Northeast
Southeast
Midwest
Southwest
West
Pacific Northwest
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 39-96" tall
Bloom Time Summer
SKU HELG

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Get the drama, height, and color of Sunflowers year after year with Maximilian. The large, sturdy green stems produce gorgeous yellow blooms in summer through fall. Native to prairies, this sunflower is actually great food for livestock and produces a large crop of seeds each year, making it attractive to other wildlife. Maximilian is named after Prince Maximilian of Germany (1782-1867).

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HELG
HELQP (1/4 Pound)
HELLB (1 Pound)
HELLB5 (5 Pounds) - Out of stock.
HELLB10 (10 Pounds) - Out of stock.
Common Name Maximilian Sunflower
Botanical Name Helianthus maximiliani
Seed Life Cycle Perennials
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Yellow
Mature Height 39-96" tall
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Seed
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Native To North America
Native To Most of the United States
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes

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Maximillian Sunflower/ perennial gift

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from Los Altos, CA 94022

Pros

  • Good Germination Inside

Cons

  • No Germination Outside

Best Uses

  • Perennial Sunflower
  • Provide Bird Food

Comments about American Meadows Maximilian Sunflower Seeds:

I hope these will back up the garden to provide a good show, but since I only have seedlings now, I must wait and see,

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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