Tithonia / Mexican Sunflower

Tithonia is the one annual that cheerfully graces the gardens of every wise low-input and perennial gardener. Easy to start from seed and low maintenance thereafter, it blooms continuosly from mid-summer until first frost. The stunning flowers are a practically unphotographable bold orange - very appealing to all manner of pollinators, including hummingbirds.

This bushy plant can grow upwards of 5 or 6ft, and likes to be able to lean against a fence or some other support. Beautiful in a hedge or edge planting, or as an accent of color. Truly an incomparable mood lifter in the garden.

Size: Packet: 100 seeds (0.85 gram)

Tithonia is the one annual that cheerfully graces the gardens of every wise low-input and perennial gardener. Easy to start from seed and low maintenance thereafter, it blooms continuosly from mid-summer until first frost. The stunning flowers are a practically unphotographable bold orange - very appealing to all manner of pollinators, including hummingbirds.

This bushy plant can grow upwards of 5 or 6ft, and likes to be able to lean against a fence or some other support. Beautiful in a hedge or edge planting, or as an accent of color. Truly an incomparable mood lifter in the garden.

Common Name:
Tithonia / Mexican Sunflower
Scientific Name:
Tithonia rotundifolia
Description:
Drought tolerant warm season flower; also known as Red Sunflower.
Plant Lifespan:
Annual
Cold Hardiness:
Zone 10a (30 to 35)
Light Requirements:
Full Sun (min. 6 hours a day)
Seed In:
Spring
Seeding Depth:
1/4 in.
Days to Sprout:
7-14
Optimal Soil Temperature (F):
70-80
Plant Spacing:
18-36 in.
Average Days from Seed to Harvest:
80-90

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