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Helianthus maximiliani/Maximillian Sunflower

Helianthus maximiliani / Helianthus maximiliani
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Scientific Name: Helianthus maximiliani
Common Name: Maximillian Sunflower
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Black, Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Plants that Attract Birds
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Comments: Can tolerate drought and grows best in dry, sandy or loamy or clay soils. Birds eat the seeds that are present in fall. Starting the second season after planting seed, it produces a large number of three inch, yellow flowers in fall until frost. Native Americans are said to have dug and eaten the rhizomes it produces.