Mexican Sunflower, Tithonia rotundafolia is a tall, heat-loving, beauty that is easy to start from seed and is a must for butterfly gardens. Vibrant orange blooms, striking against the dark green foliage, start mid-summer and last until fall frost. Loved by bees, hummingbirds and butterflies! Watch the Monarch butterflies flock around the blooms in this video!
SPECIAL TREATMENT: Start Mexican Sunflower seeds indoors 4-8 weeks before final frost. Plant outdoors 3-4 ft. apart in full sun after danger of frost is past. Press seed into the soil, do not cover. Germination: 10-15 days. Can be grown in containers and great for cut flowers.
Color: brilliant orange to yellow
Height: 4-6 ft
Climate: Sun/Part Sun -Avg/ Dry
Rate: 1 oz./200 sq.ft.
Bloom time: Mid-Summer to late Fall
Zone: to 9a
Approx: 100 Seeds / 1 gram packet