Mexican sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia) produces big, bushy plants easily reaching 6 to 8 feet tall, with large, single, clear orange, daisy-form flowers from mid- or late summer to frost. It looks terrific with other tall annuals, like ‘Hopi Red Dye’ amaranth (Amaranthus) and ‘Carmencita’ castor bean (Ricinus communis). If you’d like to grow Mexican sunflower but would prefer plants that are likely to be shorter, I also offer seeds of ‘Torch’. The flowers of the species and of ‘Torch’ attract a variety of butterflies and seed-eating birds. Full sun. Annual.
Harvested in September and October 2020. At least 15 seeds.