Plant of the Week 07/02/2021


Maximilian sunflower Helianthus maximilian Zone 4-8

Known by many names (NM Sunflower, Maximilian's Daisy) but an unmistakable flower! Tall green stalks begin to emerge in spring. The stocks can reach 8' tall so plan accordingly and be prepared to stake these beauties up!

In the summer months, flower buds begin to form from the bottom to the top of the stalks. In fall, numerous sunflowers burst open and reveal the true beauty of this native plant.

Plant in full sun for best growth and water regularly for best blooms. This plant is drought tolerant but it will produce inferior, smaller growth with noticeable smaller blooms. Tolerates a wide variety of soil types. Leave spent flowers until winter to attract a variety of birds. Cut down to the ground level in early winter.

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