Mexican Sunflower

 

 

Tithonia rotundifolia

 

Asteraceae

 

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Form: Annual
Seasonality
: Sow seeds in spring for late summer and fall blooms

Size: 4 ft high by 3 ft wide
Leaves
: Husky, coarse green leaves
Flowers
: Orange-red, 4 inch wide, daisy-like
Fruit
: Seed
Stems/Trunks
: Heavy, erect and hollow stems
Range/Origin
: Mexico to Central America
Hardiness
: Sunset Zones 1-24

Comments: No thorns

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

         Exposure: Full sun

         Water: Regular water

         Soil: Sandy, well drained soil

        Propagation: Seed

         Maintenance: Stake bending plants

 

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