A genuine heat lover, Mexican sunflower sets the dog days of summer ablaze with sizzling 3" orange flowers. A large, multi-branching and imposing plant for the back of the border, it tolerates infertile soil, drought, and neglect. Lovely mixed with purple grass, and absolutely stunning next to purple flowers.

Variety Information:
• Botanical Name: Tithonia rotundifolia
• Family: Asteraceae
• Native: Mexico and Central America
• Hardiness: Annual
• Plant Dimensions: 4'–6' tall
• Variety Information: 3" wide, fiery orange, daisy-like flowers with golden centers.
• Exposure: Full sun
• Bloom Period: Summer to frost
• Attributes: Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant

Sowing Information:
• When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date.
• When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date.
• Days to Emerge: 10–15 days
• Seed Depth: Press into surface
• Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 24"
• Thinning: When 2"–3" tall, thin to 1 every 24"

SKU: BOT2049
Sunflower Mexican Torch Organic

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