Strong, 4-7' tall stems are covered with 2-3" yellow blooms from midsummer to frost. A favorite of birds and butterflies! Long-lived plants thrive in heat, drought and even poor soil. Zones 3-9. Bareroot. Helianthus maximilliani. Full sun. Deer tend to avoid.
Botanical Name: Helianthus maximilliani
Form: Herbaceous perennial
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Height/Habit: 4 - 7'
Spread: 3 - 4'
Spacing: 3 - 4'
Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9
Flowering Date: Mid summer to frost.
Type of Fruit: n/a
Shipping Season: Spring
Unique Characterstics: Its strong, very tall stems with the top portion covered in flowers make a bold statement wherever it's planted. Very long lived, tolerant of heat and drought, thriving in poor infertile soils. Provides good cover for birds and wildlife. Also food for birds late in the year.
Flower Color: Yellow with golden Yellow to brown centers.
Flower Form: 2 - 3" daisies.
Foliage Type: 4 - 8" long, tapering at both ends, dark green.
Resistance: good to all P & D problems
Pruning: None necessary.
Soil Requirement: Well drained and not too fertile.
Restricted States: AE AK GU HI PR
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This first year, it reached at least 7 feet. You need to stake it. I tried, but it still leaned over. Need very tall stakes. In MD, it is full of flowers mid September. Very pretty flowers.