Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Maximilian Sunflower

Helianthus maximilianii
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Prairie, Glade
Season of Interest:
Main Color: Yellow
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Butterfly / Moth Nectar
Animal
Resistance
Deer Resistant
Size

Height:

4 to
9
feet

Spread:

3 to
4
feet
Size
Height: 4 to
9
feet
Spread: 3 to
4
feet
Size
Height: 4 to
9
feet
Spread: 3 to
4
feet
Typical Landscape Use
Establishment and Care Instructions
Naturally found on rocky slopes, dry praries in full sun. Will grow to huge proportions given reasonable garden care-spectacular!
Special Features
Special Usage
Basic Description

A large and imposing sunflower with tall, white-hairy stems that produce drooping leaves up to 12″ long and only 2″ wide. Typical sunflower like flowers grow 2-3″ wide in clusters at the top of the stems. 10-25 yellow petals surrounding a yellow disc are produced late summer to fall. Nectar for monarchs.

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