Sunflower Mexican Torch Tithonia Rotundifolia is a large, coarse textured annual sunflower plant. Sunflower Mexican Torch seeds can be sown directly into prepared seed beds after all danger of frost has passed, and the established plant is capable of reaching 6 feet tall with a spread of half that. Sunflower Mexican Torch features stout, branched stems covered by broad, velvety spade-shaped leaves and produces masses of 3 - 4 inch orange flowers. The plant begins blooming in July or August and continues until frost attracting hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees.
Sunflower Mexican Torch looks magnificent behind beds or borders where its coarse texture, rangy habit and vibrant flowers create an eye-catching display. Tithonia Rotundifolia seeds are easy to start, and the mature Mexican sunflower is a genuine heat lover that thrives all summer and fall without any maintenance. Sunflower Mexican Torch is an excellent flower for cutting.
Height: 60-72 Inches
Bloom Season: Summer/Fall
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Rich/Average/Dry/Moist well-drained, pH 5.5-6.2
USDA Zones: All Regions of North America
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring (4-6 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring/Summer/Fall
Seed Depth: Surface sowing - press seeds slightly into the soil.
Germination Time: 10-15 Days