Sunflower Mexican Torch HEIRLOOM Seeds

Sunflower Mexican Torch HEIRLOOM Seeds

Tithonia rotundifolia

Item #1118

Annual. A genuine heat lover, Mexican sunflower sets the dog days of summer ablaze with sizzling orange flowers. A large and imposing plant for the back of the border. Tolerates infertile soil, drought and neglect. Lovely mixed with purple grass, and absolutely stunning next to Grandpa Otts purple morning glory. Attracts butterflies, bees and hummingbirds.
Deer resistant.

Seedling Image


Full sun

Blooms summer to fall frost

4' - 6' tall

Days to Emerge:
10 - 15

Seed Depth:
Press into surface

Seed Spacing:
A group of
of 6 seeds
every 2'

2" - 3" tall
thin to 1
every 2'

When to sow outside: 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost.

When to start inside: RECOMMENDED. 6 to 8 weeks before average last frost.

Special germination instructions: Requires light to germinate. Press seed into soil surface, do not cover, keep moist.

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