Mexican Sunflower

Mexican Sunflower - Seeds & Bulbs

Mexican Sunflower
Torch

(Tithonia rotundifolia)

A genuine heat lover, Mexican Sunflower sets the dog days of summer ablaze with sizzling orange daisies. A large and imposing plant for the back of the border. Tolerates infertile soil, drought, and neglect. Easy for new gardeners and children. Attracts butterflies - Especially the elegant swallowtails. Lovely mixed with purple grass. Seeds need light to germinate.

Average Count: 50 seeds

Flower Type: Annual
Bloom Time: Summer to Frost
Height: 3' to 5'
Exposure: Full Sun

When to Sow Outside: After last frost date.
When to Sow Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before last frost.
Seed Depth: Requires light to germinate. Press seed lightly onto soil surface or cover with just a dusting of soil.
Seed Spacing: 1"
Days to Emerge: 10 - 15
Thinning: When 2" to 3" tall, thin to 24" apart.

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