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.
• 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
• 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"