A genuine heat lover, this Mexican sunflower sets the dog days of summer ablaze with sizzling orange flowers. A large and imposing plant for the back of the border. Tolerates infertile soil, drought and neglect. Attracts butterflies, bees and hummingbirds.
Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!
|Botanical Name||Tithonia rotundifolia|
|Min. Time to Germinate||5 Days|
|Max. Time to Germinate||14 Days|
|Depth to Sow Seeds||Surface Sow; press seeds gently into the soil to make good contact, but do not cover with any additional soil; these seeds require light to germinate|
|When to Sow||Indoors 2-4 weeks before last spring frost|
|Growing Height||4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)|
|Plant Spacing||36-48 in. (90-120 cm)|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Bloom Time||Late Summer/Early Fall|
|Other Details||Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater, Flowers are good for cutting, This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds, This plant is resistant to deer|
|Soil pH Requirements||6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)|
|Propagation Methods||From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; sow indoors before last frost|
|Seed Collecting||Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds, Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed|
|Seeds Per Pack||25|