Mexican Sunflower 'Orange Torch' Seeds

Sizzling orange flowers

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$2.50

Details

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!

Additional Info

Botanical Name Tithonia rotundifolia
Life Cycle Annual
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)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Bloom Color Orange
Bloom Time Late Summer/Early Fall
Foliage Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured
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