Torch (Tithonia/Mexican Sunflower)
Torch (Tithonia/Mexican Sunflower)
Torch (Tithonia/Mexican Sunflower)
Torch (Tithonia/Mexican Sunflower)
Torch (Tithonia/Mexican Sunflower)
Torch (Tithonia/Mexican Sunflower)
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Torch (Tithonia/Mexican Sunflower)

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Tithonia rotundafolia, Native to Mexico, and still preferring the hottest location that can be provided. These are late flowering, at their best from mid summer through fall when they attract butterflies and beneficial insects like minute pirate bugs, hover flies, and pest-eating wasps. Don't transplant or direct seed until soil warms enough to sow beans. Large annual bushes of flaming orange 2-3½" composite flowers, 5-8' tall, spreading 4'. Long stems for cut flowers. The flowers are attractive to a wide variety of bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, and can be used as cut flowers. Deadheading spent flowers will prolong blooming. The flowers are followed by grey to black flattened triangular seeds that are easy to collect to save to grow in subsequent years. Approximately 50 Seeds per package.