Sunflower Seeds - Maximilian

Sunflower Seeds - Maximilian

Size Price Savings Quantity
Packet $5.49
1 Ounce $16.79
1/4 Pound $38.89 42% Savings
1 Pound $112.39 ($7.02/ounce) 58% Savings
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  • This perennial heirloom cultivar is hardy in all USDA zones
  • Perennial; A burst of color for your garden
  • Multiple blooms per stem - branching variety
  • Prefers full sun exposure
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Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Season Fall, Spring
Color Yellow
Growth Habit Upright
Plant Height Up to 96 inches
Bloom Season Summer through Fall

Plant Characteristics Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Pollinators, Easy to Grow & Maintain
Use Container Garden, Cut Flower Garden
Growing Conditions Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Outdoor

About Sunflower Seeds - Maximilian

Helianthus maximiliani

Seed Type Heirloom Seed
Also known as Max Sunflower, Helianthus Dalyi

This North American native is a rarely seen, Perennial Sunflower. Growing in that more "wild" form, it is one of the classic North American Prairie Wildflowers. Once cultivated for its edible rhizome by Native Americans, it is now widely and popularly cultivated as a meadow wildflower or garden ornamental.

Planting Information

Planting Sunflower Seeds - Maximilian

Planting Season Fall, Spring
Seed Prep Stratification
Sowing Method Direct Sow
Light Requirement Full Sun
Planting Depth 1/2 inch
Plant Spacing 36 to 48 inches
Plant Height Up to 96 inches
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
View our Sunflower Planting Guide to learn more.


Amount Avg Seed Count Recommended Coverage
Packet 720 Up to 25 Sq. Ft
1 Ounce 13,615 Up to 400 Sq. Ft
1/4 Pound 54,460 Up to 2,000 Sq. Ft
1 Pound 217,840 Up to 8,000 Sq. Ft