Maximilian Sunflower Details

Maximilian Sunflower

  • Also Known As: Max Sunflower, Prairie Sunflower
  • Botanical Name: Helianthus maximiliani
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Water Demand: Low, Medium
  • Landscape Use: Deer Resistant, Focal Point, Screen- Visual, Erosion Control
  • Ornamental Value: Yellow
  • Native/Adapted: Native
  • Wildlife Value: Birds, Butterflies, Bees
  • Season: Summer, Fall
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
  • Plant Form: Upright
  • Plant Spread: 3'
  • Plant Height: 6'


Bright golden-yellow flowers all along the stems. Maximilian sunflower provides copious nectar to butterflies and bees. Forms colonies from rootstock.

Perennial Care Guide

Maximilian Sunflower Photos