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Helianthus maximiliani (Maximilian Sunflower)

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Maximilian Sunflower is a native perennial sunflower with cheery yellow flowers. It does spread through rhizomes and seeds, and might have to be controlled in smaller spaces. However, it is a must-have in naturalized areas, wildflower meadows, pocket prairies or wildlife habitats. It requires two years to become established. Perfect along a fence or a building.

Maximilian Sunflower is a wonderful nectar plant for butterflies and bees. Monarchs love this plant. It provides seeds for birds and other wildlife as well as habitat and cover for birds. It is also useful in erosion control. It can be cut back in June to encourage a thicker clump and control height. Flowers make excellent cut flowers.


AT A GLANCE

Texas native Yes
Water use Low, medium
Sun exposure Full sun
Bloom color Yellow
Bloom time Summer, fall
Mature height 4-6 ft
Mature spread 3 ft + 
Attracts Butterflies, birds
Host plant Yes
Erosion control Yes
Deer resistant Yes
Notes Honey bee and native bee friendly.

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 Present in state
 Present in county and native
 Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state         
 Not present in state
 Present and rare, native in county
 Previously present, now extinct
 Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)         

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