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.
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