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Maximilian's Sunflower Seeds

Helianthus maximiliani

4.78 (9 reviews)
  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow Maximilian's sunflower seeds in late fall, planting the seeds 1/2" deep. For spring planting, mix the seed with moist sand and store it in the refrigerator for 30 days before direct sowing. To start indoors, sow seeds in a flat or individual peat pots, keeping the soil lightly moist and at a temperature of 65-70 degrees F until germination, which usually occurs within 10-20 days. Keep the seedlings moist. When the weather has warmed and the seedlings are well established, transplant outdoors. This plant adapts well to clay, rocky, or shallow soil.

Growing: This plant tolerates drought, though it flourishes with regular moisture. It spreads by rhizomes and can be aggressive, especially in moist or rich soil. Deadhead the flowers for prolonged blooming. Plants growing in partial shade or moist soil will reach taller than usual heights, and may need staking or support. This plant attracts bees and butterflies.

Harvesting: For fresh flowers, cut long stems of flowers that have just opened and place them in water immediately; strip the leaves that will fall below the water.

Seed Saving: After their petals drop off, the centers of the flowers will darken and develop tight clusters of seed. Harvest the seed as soon as it ripens, since small birds love to eat it. Cut the heads and spread them out to dry for several days. Thresh the dried heads to separate the seed from the chaff. Store the cleaned Maximilian's sunflower seeds in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Common Names: Prairie Sunflower

Latin Name: Helianthus maximiliani

Species Origin: US Native Wildflower

Type: Native Wildflowers

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 11,500

Stratification: Cold/Wet for 4 Weeks

Germination Ease: Stratify 4 Weeks

Sunlight: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 72 Inches

Color: Yellow

Bloom Season: Blooms Late Summer, Blooms Early Fall

Uses: Cut Flowers, Deer Resistant

Maximilian's Sunflower Seeds 5.0
Review By Seeds

Seeds

Fast delivery of seeds, can wait to give them a try this spring. Thank you..

Maximilian's Sunflower Seeds 5.0
Review By Jim masberg

Great

Great.

Maximilian's Sunflower Seeds 5.0
Review By Happy Valley

These seeds are great

They germinated in 3 days they are hardy and stout

Maximilian's Sunflower Seeds 4.0
Review By very pleased so far

Very Pleased So Far

The price was very competitive compared to other listings on the web. their website was easy to use, shipped quickly, we will see how they germinate and grow

Maximilian's Sunflower Seeds 5.0
Review By Maximillians Sunflower seeds

Still raining here

First sunny day and the seeds are in the ground, now the rain has not stopped. Have not been out to check for seedlings, but looking forward to it.

Maximilian's Sunflower Seeds 4.0
Review By Peter Gentile Jr

Satisfied

Seeds arrived and I'm excited to plant them, but i was charged $4.96 for shipping. I wouldnt take issue with it of they arrived Express or 2-day Priority, but i was feeling a bit duped because actual shipping cost was $0.83. Everwilde basically told me to deal with it because i knew what i was being charged, which was true. I just dont feel like i got the value that i paid for.

Maximilian's Sunflower Seeds 5.0
Review By Gary Morrow

Seed Quality

Seed Quality was superior. These are the heathiest seeds I have ever held. The Packaging is wonderful-no moisture or sun is able to penetrate seed package. Seeds are well protected.

Maximilian's Sunflower Seeds 5.0
Review By Laura Thomas

So far so good

My order processed and shipped to me in a timely manner. The packaging the seeds are in seems to be of high quality and I am looking forward to planting them in the spring. I will shop with this site again in the future.

Maximilian's Sunflower Seeds 5.0
Review By Ronald Sorrill

sunflower seeds

Great packing, as described and quick shipping. Thank you.

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~800 Seeds) $3.25 -+
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $7.96 -+
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $18.00 -+
1 Lb Mylar (454g) $60.00 -+
5 Lb Bulk Bag (2.27kg) $270.00 -+
10 Lb Bulk Bag (4.54kg) $480.00 -+
25 Lb Bulk Bag (11.3kg) $1,140.00 -+
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DESCRIPTION

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This native sunflower is relatively tall, showy, and reliable, making it a desired species in many tallgrass prairie restoration projects. It also attracts many pollinators and songbirds, so it is an excellent choice for lovers of winged guests.
Sunflowers were named for their habit of turning their faces to the sun. At the beginning of the development they exhibit heliotropism, or following the sun in its course from east to west, though the mature blossoms usually end up facing straight east. These are said to be the happiest of flowers, and in the language of flowers they symbolize loyalty and constancy. The name Helianthus maximiliani honors German Prince Alexander Maximilian of Wied-Nuewied, a noted explorer and naturalist whose journeys took him to the western regions of America in the 1830s.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow Maximilian's sunflower seeds in late fall, planting the seeds 1/2" deep. For spring planting, mix the seed with moist sand and store it in the refrigerator for 30 days before direct sowing. To start indoors, sow seeds in a flat or individual peat pots, keeping the soil lightly moist and at a temperature of 65-70 degrees F until germination, which usually occurs within 10-20 days. Keep the seedlings moist. When the weather has warmed and the seedlings are well established, transplant outdoors. This plant adapts well to clay, rocky, or shallow soil.

Growing: This plant tolerates drought, though it flourishes with regular moisture. It spreads by rhizomes and can be aggressive, especially in moist or rich soil. Deadhead the flowers for prolonged blooming. Plants growing in partial shade or moist soil will reach taller than usual heights, and may need staking or support. This plant attracts bees and butterflies.

Harvesting: For fresh flowers, cut long stems of flowers that have just opened and place them in water immediately; strip the leaves that will fall below the water.

Seed Saving: After their petals drop off, the centers of the flowers will darken and develop tight clusters of seed. Harvest the seed as soon as it ripens, since small birds love to eat it. Cut the heads and spread them out to dry for several days. Thresh the dried heads to separate the seed from the chaff. Store the cleaned Maximilian's sunflower seeds in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Common Names: Prairie Sunflower

Latin Name: Helianthus maximiliani

Species Origin: US Native Wildflower

Type: Native Wildflowers

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 11,500

Stratification: Cold/Wet for 4 Weeks

Germination Ease: Stratify 4 Weeks

Sunlight: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 72 Inches

Color: Yellow

Bloom Season: Blooms Late Summer, Blooms Early Fall

Uses: Cut Flowers, Deer Resistant

Reviews

4.78
Global Rating: 4.78 from 9 reviews
5.0

Review By Seeds

Seeds

Fast delivery of seeds, can wait to give them a try this spring. Thank you..

5.0

Review By Jim masberg

Great

Great.

5.0

Review By Happy Valley

These seeds are great

They germinated in 3 days they are hardy and stout

4.0

Review By very pleased so far

Very Pleased So Far

The price was very competitive compared to other listings on the web. their website was easy to use, shipped quickly, we will see how they germinate and grow

5.0

Review By Maximillians Sunflower seeds

Still raining here

First sunny day and the seeds are in the ground, now the rain has not stopped. Have not been out to check for seedlings, but looking forward to it.

4.0

Review By Peter Gentile Jr

Satisfied

Seeds arrived and I'm excited to plant them, but i was charged $4.96 for shipping. I wouldnt take issue with it of they arrived Express or 2-day Priority, but i was feeling a bit duped because actual shipping cost was $0.83. Everwilde basically told me to deal with it because i knew what i was being charged, which was true. I just dont feel like i got the value that i paid for.

5.0

Review By Gary Morrow

Seed Quality

Seed Quality was superior. These are the heathiest seeds I have ever held. The Packaging is wonderful-no moisture or sun is able to penetrate seed package. Seeds are well protected.

5.0

Review By Laura Thomas

So far so good

My order processed and shipped to me in a timely manner. The packaging the seeds are in seems to be of high quality and I am looking forward to planting them in the spring. I will shop with this site again in the future.

5.0

Review By Ronald Sorrill

sunflower seeds

Great packing, as described and quick shipping. Thank you.