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Helianthus maximiliani (Maximiliani Sunflower) for naturalizing pollinator garden.

Northeast Pollinator Plants

Helianthus maximiliani (Maximilian Sunflower)

$ 5.99
  • We ship only to the New England and New York states. If you live near Fairfax, VT, consider buying at our farm, River Berry Farm.

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Common Name:  Maximilian Sunflower

Attracts:  Bees, Butterflies, Birds

Use:  Naturalizing

Light:  Full Sun

Hardiness Zone:  4 to 9   USDA Zone Map

Soils:  Dry to Moist

Flower Time:  August - September

Flower Color:  Golden Yellow

Height:  3'-10'

Notes: Helianthus maximiliani  (Maximilian Sunflower) is a towering, showy wildflower that will spread somewhat aggressively through rhizomes, so give titroom and many wildlife/pollinator species will thank you, especially the bees.

Host plant of VT Bee Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN):
Bombus ashtoni (Ashton's Cuckoo Bumble bee) presumed extinct!
Bombus citrinus (Lemon Cuckoo Bumble bee
Bombus fervidus (Golden Northern Bumble bee)
Bombus pensylvanicus (American Bumble bee)
Bombus terricola (Yellow-Banded Bumble bee)
Triepeolus simplex (Simple Longhorn-Cuckoo bee)

Naturalized in ME, CT, MA, native to much of the US, but not VT and NH:   Biota of North America Program (BONAP) – North American Plant Atlas (NAPA).

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