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2019 Seed Catalog

Sunflower Maximilian



Sunflower Seeds

Helianthus maximiliani

A bold, heat and drought tolerant perennial, winter hardy to zone 4. Dense clusters of sunny yellow 3 to 4 in. single flowers bloom from mid to late summer until the first hard frost on impressive 6 to 8 ft. stems that rise from a basal cluster of shiny green wavy leaves. Maximilian sunflower is named after Prince Maximilian the German botanist and explorer who encountered it in his travels to the U.S. in the 1830s. Spectacular planted in the back of borders and along fences, their seeds provide food for a multitude of birds. Also attracts butterflies and other beneficial insects. Native to the North American prairies.

50 seeds - $2.49

Growing Maxi­milian Sunflower Seeds

Bee introduces how to plant

Plant Sunflower Seeds: Direct sow into prepared seed beds after all danger of frost. Plant seeds 6 in. apart, ½ in. deep. Thin to 1-1½ ft. apart. Can start plants early indoors in 2 in. pots or cell packs. Transplant into the garden well before seedlings become root bound.

Grow Sunflowers: Sunflowers require full sun. Soil which is moist and moderately fertile will produce the best flower heads. Blooms attract bees, birds and butterflies.

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