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Mexican Sunflower

Mexican Sunflower

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Mexican Sunflower
Tithonia rotundifolia

This wildflower is native to Mexico and Central America.  The plants are erect, can reach six feet in height, has leafy stems with leaves that are large and triangular shaped.  They have bright orange flowers that are four inches wide with multiple flower heads per stem.  Attractive to bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects.

Prefers well-drained soils in a sunny location. Heat and drought tolerant. Makes a great cut flower and terrific at the back of beds and borders. Each packet contains 0.5 gram, which is approximately 45 seeds.
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Planting Instructions: Sunflowers are very easy to grow and because of their size, quite spectacular for a child’s garden.

Sow directly outdoors, ¾ inches deep. Thin the plants at first to 8 inches and then to two feet to avoid crowding. (We have had good luck transplanting)

Water regularly and weed between the plants to eliminate competition.

Harvest the seeds by cutting the flowering heads when the backs have turned yellow. Complete the drying by hanging them upside down in a warm, dry place.