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Maximilian Sunflower Seeds

SKU: AM015922
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5 pounds $59.84/lb
10 pounds $58.90/lb
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Heirloom Maximilian Sunflower gives you the iconic look of Sunflowers but continues to bloom year after year. Illuminating the garden with golden-yellow blooms from summer into fall, and reaching up to 10 ft tall, this perennial Sunflower will quickly become the true backbone of your wildflower meadow or garden. An open-pollinated variety, Maximilian is easy to grow and attracts birds, butterflies and other pollinators all season long. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Perennial.
key features
Botanical Name
Helianthus maximiliani
Seed Life Cycle
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Seed Coverage
1/4 lb covers 2,000 sq ft.
1 lb covers 8,000 sq ft.
5 lbs covers 40,000 sq ft.
10 lbs covers 80,000 sq ft. (almost 2 acres)
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Birds, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers, Mass Plantings, Erosion Control


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 our North American prairies, this sunflower is great food for livestock and produces a large crop of seeds each year. This makes it attractive to other wildlife, including small mammals, migratory birds, and native songbirds. Maximilian is also a larval host to the Silvery Checkerspot Butterfly. Maximilian prefers moist but well-draining clay soils, but will tolerate a wide range of soil types. Easily grown from seed. Maximilian is named after Prince Maximilian of Germany, a naturalist who led an expedition to the West from 1832-1834.