SUNFLOWER MEXICAN TORCH
Height: 5 Feet
Bloom Season: Summer
Zones: All regions of North America
Sunflower Mexican Torch Tithonia Rotundifolia is a large, coarse textured annual capable of reaching 6 feet tall with a spread of half that. The plant produces stout, branched stems covered by broad, spade-shaped leaves growing 6 to 8 inches long. The leaves are covered with bristly fuzz, perhaps contributing to the deer-proof nature of the plant. A genuine heat lover, Mexican sunflower sets the dog days of summer ablaze with sizzling orange flowers.
Sunflower Mexican Torch Tithonia Rotundifolia begins blooming in July or August and continues until frost. Plant Mexican Sunflowers behind beds or borders where their coarse texture, rangy habit and vivid flowers will stand above less boisterous plantings. Directly sow Mexican Sunflower seeds into prepared seed beds after all danger of frost has passed. Sow Sunflower seeds in groups of 2 - 3 seeds spaced 12 - 18 inches apart. Thin to the strongest plant.
The plant is attractive to butterflies, bees and birds.
The plant is good as a cut flower.
Sow Inside: Before last frost
Sow Outside: Spring after last frost/Early Summer
Seed Depth: Press seeds into soil surface. Do not cover.
Days to Emerge: 10 to 14
SUNFLOWER MEXICAN TORCH Tithonia Rotundifolia Seeds