Tithonia Torch (Mexican Sunflower) – Item #467


Butterflies will flock to tithonia’s bright orange blossoms. This tall, bushy plant is very drought and heat resistant and can grow into a thick hedge in a single season. Very easy to grow. It won an All America Selections award in 1951.

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Additional information

Weight .40 g
Dimensions .125 × 3.25 × 4.5 in

Planting & Harvesting

Seed Depth: 1/2″ (13mm)

Spacing: 1″ (3cm)

Sprouts In: 5-10 days

Thinning: 24″ (30cm)

Sow in a location with full sun and average, well-drained soil in spring after all danger of frost has passed. Keep young plants evenly moist and well weeded until established.

Plants can withstand considerable drought once established, but might not grow to full height.

Additional Information

Botanical Name: Tithonia rotundifolia

Height: 4-6′ (1-2m)

Bloom Period: midsummer

Type: annual

Attributes: AAS winner