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Mexican Sunflower - Torch - Tithonia rotundifolia
Annual Open Pollinated. A large, spectacular member of the aster family with striking orange blooms on velvety green stems. It attracts butterflies, grows well in the summer heat, and reaches a height of 5'. Plant after last frost. Scatter sow on surface approximately 1' apart. When plants reach 3" tall, thin to 24" apart.
Flowers: Long blooming. Blooms in summer to fall
Attracts: Attracts bees, butterflies, and beneficial insects
Soil: Adaptable to various soil types
USDA Zone: 3-10
Plant In: Spring
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Days to Germinate: 7-14 Days
Height At Maturity: 3'-5'
Sun/Shade Requirements: Full Sun
Water Needs: Moderate Water
Annual for Garden and Naturalizing Tithonia rotundifolia 'Torch' Height: 39-47 Bloom Season: Summer/Fall Seeding Rate: Use 125 seeds/sq ft (~280 seeds/pack)