Mexican Sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia) A vigorous, drought tolerant warm season plant that is quite easy to grow. This is a very showy annual, displaying fire-like orange coloured flowers that glow like embers making them incredibly attractive to a wide variety of bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Our North Mountain Monarch butterfly population spent many hours visiting the nectar of our stands. Blooms from mid summer to frost. Our seed source comes from our Auntie Kimberley’s acreage along the Dead Horse Creek in Morden, MB.
Plants grow 4-6 feet tall with a large central stalk and some multi branching. Deadheading spent flowers will extend the bloom period.
75-80 days to maturity
30 seeds per packet $3.95
Planting Instructions: Sow seeds directly at the same time you plant your tomatoes and peppers outside. Sow seeds at 1/4" depth and cover. Growing in short summer areas, zone 4 and colder, start the seeds indoors six weeks before the last frost to ensure the plants have time to mature and bloom before the first frosts of fall.