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Plant Name:

Maximilian Sunflower

Scientific Name:

Helianthus maximiliani


Maximilian Sunflower is a tall perennial with bright yellow flowers and long, lance-shaped leaves. It provides a late-season burst of color in gardens and natural areas.


Prairies, meadows, open areas


Maximilian Sunflower attracts a variety of pollinators, including bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. It also provides seeds for birds and small mammals.

Growing Conditions:

Maximilian Sunflower thrives in full sun and well-drained soils.


Maximilian Sunflower is used in native plant gardens and landscaping. It can also be grown as a cut flower.

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Fun Facts:

Maximilian Sunflower is named after Prince Maximilian of Wied-Neuwied, a German explorer and naturalist.

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Matt Lavin from Bozeman, Montana, USA

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