Helianthus maximiliani 

Maximilian sunflower

This perennial sunflower is named for Prince Maximilian of Wied-Neuwied, (near Koblenz) a noted German naturalist, who encountered it on his travels in North America. 

It grows widely in the prairie states and is a towering plant suited to large gardens or the back of a border. 

The taller it becomes the more of its chocolate scented flowers develop until it becomes a dominant feature of any garden. 

Depending upon your attitude it's either a  majestic, stately plant that should command a prominent position to be admired by all or a useful giant that can hide the garden shed.  

It loves hot, dryish soils and is very attractive to bees, butterflies and small birds.

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£ 7.50

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Asteraceae

Hardy perennial

H6

250cm 

100cm 

Dark green 

Bright yellow 

Poor, well drained 

Full sun

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