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Lemon Yellow Maximilian's Sunflower (Helianthus)

Helianthus maximiliana Lemon Yellow
SKU: 55954
No longer available this season.
Exclusive. Lemon Yellow is a primrose-yellow flowered selection of Maximiliana's Sunflower. A large, robust grower, it blooms in early fall with a profuse display of flowers. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
key features
Botanical Name
Helianthus maximiliana Lemon Yellow
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Low Maintenance, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers, Mass Plantings, Adds Texture
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
6' tall
Bloom Time
Early summer to fall


6' tall x 36" wide (cutting propagated). I found this unusually colored Maximilian's Sunflower one autumn afternoon while driving along a back road outside of Santa Fe, NM. With its primrose yellow flowers, it really stood out from all the other golden-flowered Sunflowers. 'Lemon Yellow' thrives in loam and clay and grows easily in hot, full sun locations, preferably against walls or fences where its large size can be appreciated.