Helianthus maximiliana Santa Fe

Maximilian's Sunflower

 

Exclusive. Santa Fe is a selected form of Maximilian's Sunflower chosen for its huge, bright yellow daisies that tightly pack the 6 foot tall flowering spike. A tough perennial for difficult growing conditions, it blooms in mid-September. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). A High Country Gardens introduction.

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$10.99
Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
High Impact - Low Maintenance
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20"
Bloom Time Early to mid fall
Shipping Buy now and we'll ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring shipping begins February 29, based on zone. Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 55952

Details

6-8' tall x 4' wide (cutting propagated). Maximilian's Sunflower is one of fall's showiest wildflowers. 'Santa Fe' is our superior cultivar selected for its incredible flowers, stunning foliage and mid-fall bloom time. The large golden-yellow flowers are tightly stacked on the top 3 to 4 feet of the stem, and the large deep green symmetrically arranged leaves make an attractive hedge many months before the plant comes into flowers. Grows in any soil including heavy clay.
SKU 55952
Common Name Maximilian's Sunflower
Botanical Name Helianthus maximiliana Santa Fe
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Yellow
Mature Height 6-8' tall
Mature Spread 4' wide
Bloom Time Early to mid fall
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Rabbit Resistant, High Impact - Low Maintenance
Special Groups High Country Gardens Exclusive, High Country Gardens Introduction
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Canada No

Planting Guides

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

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High Country GardensHelianthus maximiliana Santa Fe
 
4.6

(based on 10 reviews)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (9)
  • Hardy (8)
  • Healthy (8)
  • Accurate instructions (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (7)
  • Garden (6)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

My new fall favorite

I have been buying from High Country Gardens for the past 5 or 6 seasons and their plants are the BEST. The selection of xeric, easy to grow plants is the best I've ever...Read complete review

I have been buying from High Country Gardens for the past 5 or 6 seasons and their plants are the BEST. The selection of xeric, easy to grow plants is the best I've ever found. I will continue to use their products to landscape my arid mountain garden!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Lovely but beware

It sure is beautiful and the bees love it. However, if you have good conditions it will take over your whole garden. And its stems are hard to cut with a weedwacker. I...Read complete review

It sure is beautiful and the bees love it. However, if you have good conditions it will take over your whole garden. And its stems are hard to cut with a weedwacker. I would suggest that you keep them by themselves. Spectacular. Bee friendly. Drought resistant. Aggressive.

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5.0

love this beautiful plant

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from Monument CO

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Multitude Of Blooms

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Garden
  • Outdoors

Comments about High Country Gardens Helianthus maximiliana Santa Fe:

Planted this plant in early May. Even with our elevtion of 7000' by August it was full grown with multiple blooms. It's in encredible how fast this grew. People hiking the trail behind our house stop and ask the name of the plant & where we bought it. Love it!

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5.0

just as advertized

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from Hopkinsville, Ky

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  • Attractive
  • Beautiful
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Helianthus maximiliana Santa Fe:

    grew to over 6 feet tall and covered with flowers, amazing

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    5.0

    These are Awesome

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    from Olney Springs, CO

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    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy
    • Versatile

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      • Outdoors

      Comments about High Country Gardens Helianthus maximiliana Santa Fe:

      I have ordered these several times and given them to friends as gifts. Everyone who gets them loves them, very hardy, water wise and beautiful in the fall when in bloom

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      5.0

      Beautiful until the deer found them

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      from Cedar Grove, California

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      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Healthy

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          Comments about High Country Gardens Helianthus maximiliana Santa Fe:

          beautiful!

           
          5.0

          tall as my greenhouse

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          from Bend, or

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          Pros

          • Big
          • Hardy
          • Healthy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garden

            Comments about High Country Gardens Helianthus maximiliana Santa Fe:

            This sunflower is quite a show-off mine grows 10+ feet tall and is covered in blossoms in the fall. I look forward to its bloom each year. It has gotten larger each season!

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Lovely but beware

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            from Frederic, Wi

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            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Hardy

            Cons

            • Aggressive And Prolific

            Best Uses

            • By Itself

            Comments about High Country Gardens Helianthus maximiliana Santa Fe:

            It sure is beautiful and the bees love it. However, if you have good conditions it will take over your whole garden. And its stems are hard to cut with a weedwacker. I would suggest that you keep them by themselves. Spectacular. Bee friendly. Drought resistant. Aggressive.

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            • Personal

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            One of the best sunflowers

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            from Central Valley, CA

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            Pros

            • Attractive

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Garden
            • Outdoors

            Comments about High Country Gardens Helianthus maximiliana Santa Fe:

            I'm just getting started on a butterfly garden and this plant makes a beautiful addition, as it has lots and lots of flowers on one branch.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Wonderful product!

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            from Wamego, KS

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            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Beautiful Flowering Bush
            • Hardy
            • Healthy

            Cons

            • No Complaints Perfect

            Best Uses

            • Garden
            • Lawn
            • Lots Of Flowers
            • Outdoors

            Comments about High Country Gardens Helianthus maximiliana Santa Fe:

            This plant was so east to get started. The first year it bloomed quite well, but the second year it bloomed profusely. I love it!.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            My new fall favorite

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            from Pueblo, CO

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            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions
            • Attractive
            • Hardy
            • Healthy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Outdoors

              Comments about High Country Gardens Helianthus maximiliana Santa Fe:

              I have been buying from High Country Gardens for the past 5 or 6 seasons and their plants are the BEST. The selection of xeric, easy to grow plants is the best I've ever found. I will continue to use their products to landscape my arid mountain garden!

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Easy to care for and stunning display

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              from Erie, CO

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              • Attractive
              • Hardy
              • Healthy

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                • Garden
                • Outdoors

                Comments about High Country Gardens Helianthus maximiliana Santa Fe:

                I live near Denver, CO where we have temperature extremes in both summer and winter. Once established, this plant takes minimal care. It holds up well through hot, dry summers and in a milder summer with more rain and less heat, absolutely thrives. It does grow very tall and can get top heavy once it starts to bloom so I have found that it does better against a wall, fence or in a place protected by strong winds. It also blooms much better if it gets a full day of sun. It doesn't bloom until late summer but the display is absolutely amazing and worth the wait.

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                USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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