Tithonia rotundifolia ‘Torch’ (Mexican Sunflower) [15 Seeds]


Germination Information: Mexican sunflower generally grows best from seed sown directly in the garden in late spring, but if you wish, you could try sowing indoors in a warm (70°F) spot in early to mid-spring and transplanting the seedlings outdoor after your last frost date. Either way, barely cover the seeds, as they benefit from light during sprouting.

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Mexican sunflower produces bushy plants with large, single, clear orange, daisy-form flowers from mid- or late summer to frost. While the seeds I grow of the straight species (Tithonia rotundifolia) easily get taller than 6 feet, these ‘Torch’ seeds typically produce more compact plants (around 4 feet tall for me; they may vary a bit in other conditions) and start flowering at least a month earlier. 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 2021. At least 15 seeds.

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