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Maximillian Sunflower

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Returns Year After Year

Withstands poor soils and intense heat—churns out large yellow flowers from midsummer on. Achieves show-stopping height, 3-10 ft. tall. Thrives in full sun. Bareroot.
This plant attracts butterflies.

Zones: 3 - 9 (-40° F.).
Height: 3 - 10 feet.
Shade Requirement: Full sun.

Maximillian Sunflower
11016 Quantity Price
For each offer ordered, get 1 bareroot.
$8.99

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Maximillian Sunflower Product Details

Botanical Name: Helianthus maximilliani

Height: 3 - 10 feet.

Spacing: 36 inches.

Depth: 1 inch deep.

Spread: 3 feet.

Sun/Shade: Full sun.

Color: Yellow with golden-yellow to brown centers.

Foliage: l4 - 8 inches long, tapering at both ends, dark green foliage.

Blooms: Late July - October.

Form: Upright.

Flower Form: 2 inch to 3 inch daisylike flowers in closely spaced spikes.

Soil Requirements: Well drained and not too fertile soil.

Growth Rate: 3 - 10 feet year (fast).

Pruning: None necessary during growing season. Cut to the ground after foliage dies back.

Comments: See individual items for more information. Consist of 08957-2, 11016-1, 07399-3, 2253-1.

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2014-06-12
what a show
Reviewed By: Lori (North Hampton, NH)
This is a fast growing very tall great filler. I have had this for 4 years and I now have 3 very large clumps. After surviving the coldest winter in a long time Maximillian came right back and is now ( 6/12/14) )about 3' tall. Just be careful where you put it, it will take over a sun all day spot. My largest clump in 21/2 ft. wide.


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2014-04-04
Great Plant for the Southern Plains
Reviewed By: E Jeter (enid, OK)
I purchased 2 of these. They were about 5" tall. The first year they made multiple stems & grew to 5 feet. I moved them the next year, to an area with very poor Oklahoma soil. Not to worry, they thrived again and grew to 6 feet tall. The next year, they were 7 feet tall, with even more stems. They bloom fairly late, but are covered with yellow flowers. They also sucker, so don't worry about only buying one. You'll end up with more.


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2014-01-25
Awesome
Reviewed By: Bridget (Moriarty, NM)
I bought a Max from Gurneys about 4 years ago, bareroot, and after 2 years I had enough to share with ALL my friends. Grew 8 feet tall. Didn't succumb to -20F temps. Bloomed like crazy. Beautiful.


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2013-10-29
a show off!! late September
Reviewed By: walter jordan (fayetteville, NC)
3 years ago i planted one this year i have at least 40 plus i have shared with a friend -up to 12 feet tall very much a favorite in our gardens


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2013-02-06
late bloomer
Reviewed By: Jeff (Reading, Pa.)
This was a sparse late bloomer for us .Mid Sept.!!! It grew huge , just wish it would bloom earlier.


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2013-01-07
Gorgeous
Reviewed By: Tammi (Torrington, Wy)
I bought these and planted in the middle of my flower bed. Absolutely gorgeous flowers...all the way from the bottom to the top it was covered in sunflowers...I am ordering more!!


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2011-08-16
Best Sunflower out there
Reviewed By: WJCOOK (austin, texas)
Best sunflower plant in my yard. I wish I could show you how tall and full of flowers this plant produces. I have no complaint with this plant, however be prepared for it to spread. It comes back every year. I moved from Lafayette,La. and took a couple of the plants with me to TEXAS. Easy care just water occasionally.


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2010-10-18
Late Blooms in MN
Reviewed By: Jackie (Elk River, Minnesota)
Bought this plant for a rocky spot in front yard. It came to me as a small root and grow to a 7 foot plant by fall. I had no flowers on it till begining of October, but it was worth the wait. Make sure you put in sunny location. I did baby it for the first 6 weeks after that, mother nature did the rest.


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2010-09-19
Bright perfect candy
Reviewed By: Monica I (Kettering, Ohio)
This is the first year I've had these. The flowers smell like SNICKERS candy bars! They are perfectly beautiful flowers. My plants survived the heatwave and drought in poor soil.


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2010-05-26
Taller than ever
Reviewed By: Jason Canen (Logan, Utah)
Last year this spread really well. In the fall when it was loaded with flowers my wife helped me measure this, and it was just over 13 1/2 feet tall. This year it was spreading big time so I dug serveral new starts and potted them up. I didn't get but a few roots on each one, and they took off and rooted well now. This is one of the easiest plants to grow.


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2010-04-13
Wow does it come back!
Reviewed By: Rick Sorak (Memphis, TN)
Last year received and planted the 1 sad plant. It did very well, grew over 12 ft tall and made many flowers. This year it has come back unbelievably with at least 2 dozen plants coming from the root of that original one! It's really gonna be impressive this year.....


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2010-01-29
showstopping
Reviewed By: Karah (Defiance, Ohio)
I got this plant last spring and started it in the greenhouse. I transplanted to my flowerbed and it took off and grew enormously tall. It was absolutely beautiful. It bloomed well into October, adding color to my quickly fading flowers. Many people had told me they were going to be planting one next season. I would hightly recommend.


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2010-01-11
Falls over
Reviewed By: Rick (Memphis, TN)
I ordered 1 plant last spring, it looked sad on arrival, but grew after planted. Boy did it grow to like 12 ft tall and was covered with flowers almost like the picture. I did need to stake it though to keep it standing up. It fell over after a heavy rain. Looking forward to seeing what it does this year.


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2009-09-19
Xtra care is needed...
Reviewed By: C Vannoy (Denison, Texas)
These monsters have to be staked like a small tree in order to keep them upright. Ours came up just fine and grew enormously tall, but we discovered that FULL SUN is needed to make blooms like those pictured. Ours did bloom in mixed sun/shade, but all are on long, weedy stems extending from the main trunk. Pretty, just a little odd. We will move it to a sunnier location for next year.


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2009-08-31
Worked for me
Reviewed By: Paul (Clifton Park, NY)
The first year they didn't grow that big and I was a little disappointed BUT once they are established they will grow and spread from the many seeds dropped in the fall. I found that growing them in a group then wrapping the entire cluster with some plastic fencing once they get 3-4 feet tall helps keep them vertical. They will have to be staked and/or wrapped with something to achieve the 10' heights otherwise storms will eventually topple them over. I've found that water is key. I put them in an area that full sun and wet nearly all summer and so far this year they are 9'-10' tall. Additionally, I added some inexpensive Wal-Mart rose food on them and that seems to help them grow tall also.


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2009-08-26
One grew one didn't
Reviewed By: Salena (Princeton, TX)
I received two of these bareroots and one came up and one didn't, but I tell you the one that did come up grew like a weed. I can't wait for it to bloom!


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2009-08-13
stinks DO NOT BUY
Reviewed By: Andrew (slatington, pennsylvania)
We have tried everything and the rabbits some how keep eating it. We started with 4 stalks this spring and now only have one. Once the stalks get 3 feet tall they snap. Still have not seen a flower. very disappointed with this product don't purchase. It's not the best flower out there.


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2009-06-17
impressive
Reviewed By: Jason Canen (Logan, Utah)
Everything everyone has said about these is so true. I purchased this last year. It grew one stalk, and it got about 7 feet tall. Well I couldn't wait to see how it did this year. Well when they started to come up I couldn't believe how many new ones there was. I have over 20 plants in one year. That's awesome! I'm splitting them up this fall and sharing them with my family and friends.


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2009-04-30
Love them
Reviewed By: Cassandra (Sandusky, Michigan)
I love this sunflower. I bought one plant two summers ago. They are spreading like a wildfire! Hundreds of beautiful flowers, all from one bareroot!


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2009-03-10
Just Beautiful
Reviewed By: Lisa Savard (Pittsburg, NH)
We live in Zone 3 and we just love these hardy, dependable fall bloomers. Since our season is so short, they after are in bloom at the first frost; but that doesn't stop them!These are always the last color in my garden going into late October. Love them!


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2009-02-17
Maximillian Sunflower
Reviewed By: Jim (Washington, Iowa)
I purchased this plant a few years ago. I planted it close to some Hollyhocks along my screened in porch to help hide the underside. I planted it on the east side and in clay. After doing so I seriously considered transplanting it but after two weeks you would of thought I planted it in rich iowa topsoil. The next year I split some out and have been putting them all over. This last year they even survived a flood. These plants are as hardy as weeds but a beautiful specimen for attracting butterflies late into the year.


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2008-06-16
Amazing
Reviewed By: Ruth (Tooele, Utah)
I planted this sunflower last spring from bareroot. Not only did it grow more than six feet tall, but it bloomed very well from late summer until the first snow. This year, instead of one stem that grew in the first year, more than 20 stems have been produced from the roots. I can't wait for it to bloom in the fall, it should be amazing.


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2008-04-30
Maximillian sunflowers
Reviewed By: Veronica Myers-Fuqua (Abbeville, Abbeville)
This is a follow up to last years review of mine. Like I posted before we live in zone 8. Wow, these plants came up again very quickly in the same area we had planted them last year and within 4 weeks they are over 2 1/2 feet tall. Last year they grew well over 10 - 12 feet tall and my husband made a stake system to hold them up. They got so heavy they bent over more then half way up each stem. They were huge and yes they did flower. We love them. One even migrated further away from what we planted and I transplanted it. So far so good after a few days.


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2008-03-24
Birds love these!
Reviewed By: Margy (Monte Vista, CO)
We really enjoy the maximillians, and the birds do more, especially goldfinches--a whole little flock passing through were a joy to watch but left no extra seeds. The plants are just off the back patio, get some shade but don't seem to mind. They do need regular water; at our weekend place south of Pagosa Springs, they don't get enough, and the wild turkeys have also chomped some.


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2008-02-07
Maximillian Sunflowers
Reviewed By: Janine (Monroe, MI)
We back onto farm fields so I planted these low maintenance flowers in a back corner to brighten the area. They reach about 8 ft. each year & are full of blooms. We discovered you can seed an area simply by cutting a bunch of canes with seed pods & laying them on the area to be seeded. Needs to be thinned/managed like bamboo!


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2007-09-14
First year Flowers!!
Reviewed By: Dean (Westminster, Colorado)
"I recently expanded my large perennial garden to include a full sun strip along my back fence. I wanted to blunt the privacy fence with some tall plants as a backdrop. Not only did these maximillians grow to 9 plus feet the first year, but they bloomed profusely for first year plants. I can't wait for next year."


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2007-09-06
No flowers
Reviewed By: Suzanne (Kimberton, Pennsylvania)
Purchased several of these last year. No flowers last year. This year, the plants returned, are very green and tall (probably 8 or 9 ft. high) but no flowers, no way. Disappointed.


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2007-04-06
Sunflower
Reviewed By: Veronica Myers-Fuqua (Abbeville, Alabama)
My 6 year old and I planted this in different area of our yard. Due to the drought we experienced last year in our area our plants, etc. didn't due well at all. This year after we had all of our bushes removed, then amended the soil and I started planting all new plants & flowers, I noticed all of the sunflowers are coming up we had planted last year. I sure was surprised and happy. All of the plants are several inches tall and I can't wait to see them bloom. We live in zone 8.


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2007-01-25
beautiful
Reviewed By: mariel (chardon, ohio)
I thought that I had the most beautiful sunflowers around. My neighbor advised me what to use for fertiziler so away I went, my plant had to have been at least 20 ft high, it sure was beautiful but it didn't have the multides of flowers yours have ,I plan to try my mixture plus your seeds and see what I come up with this summer.


Maximillian Sunflower
11016 Quantity Price
For each offer ordered, get 1 bareroot.
$8.99

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