Helianthus maximiliani (Maximilian Sunflower)

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This North American species of sunflower known by common name 'Maximilian Sunflower' which is named for Prince Maximilian of Wied-Neuwied, who encountered it on his travel in North America. They are edible and provided a food similar to the Jerusalem artichoke for Native American group such as Sioux. Livestock eat...
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This North American species of sunflower known by common name 'Maximilian Sunflower' which is named for Prince Maximilian of Wied-Neuwied, who encountered it on his travel in North America. They are edible and provided a food similar to the Jerusalem artichoke for Native American group such as Sioux. Livestock eat portions of the plant, and seeds are eaten by various wild-life. Flowering occurs in September and early October.

Number of Seeds Max Coverage Area (Square Ft.)
1OZ 10,625 500
1/4LB 42,500 2,000
1/2LB 85,000 4,000
1LB 170,000 8,000
5LB 850,000 40,000

Scientific Name: Helianthus Maximiliani

Common Name: Maximilian Sunflower

Plant Type: Perennial

Family: Asteraceae

Native Range: West, Southwest and Pacific America

Full Growth Height: 60-96"

Spread: 48 "

Zone: 4-9

Ease of care: Easy to grow

Exposure:  Full Sun

Suitability: High heat

Blooming Season: Early to mid-fall

Attracts: Bee friendly, Attracts butterflies and birds

Flower Shape: Disc shaped

Flower Color: Yellow ray flowers, Yellow brown disk

Moisture: Dry, Moderate

Maintenance: Low

Resistant: Deer and Rabbit Resistant

Water Requirement: Low Water

Soil Type: Sandy soil, Clay soil, Average soil

Soil pH: Alkaline soil

Uses: Source of food, oil, dye and thread.

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