Ridiculously simple to grow, Mexican sunflower, or Tithonia, is a stunner all summer long, but is especially welcome in the fall. Here it’s paired with an annual salvia, maybe Indigo Spires. The combination of intense orange and intense blue is a real show-stopper. This Tithonia is “Torch,” my personal favorite.

Tithonia is a tall annual, which is direct sown and prefers hot, dry conditions. Pollinators, including Monarch butterflies, love it.

Another view of this terrific plant, grown in a big, fiery mass. The pure orange also adds drama and impact to cut – flower bouquets. A packet of seeds costs less than $5, so major bang for your buck. More information is available here:  http://www.johnnyseeds.com/flowers/tithonia-mexican-sunflower/torch-tithonia-seed-1320.html?cgid=tithonia#start=1


About dirtynailz

Writer for a daily newspaper, gardener, tree hugger, orchid-grower, photographer, animal lover, hiker, wilderness seeker. Proponent of clover in the lawn and a dog on the bed.
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1 Response to Tithonia!

  1. CJ Wright says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!


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