Mexican Sunflower

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Mexican Sunflower

Tithonia rotundifolia
Mexican Sunset Flower
4

6 feet
3

4 feet
Mexico
  • Full Sun
  • Medium
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Partial sun; protect it from drying summer afternoon sun. The foliage is dark green and velvety compared to typical sunflowers, with striking orange flowers in summer and on into fall. The large leaves and blooms are a soothing presence in a busy butterfly garden.

Maintenance

In a typical summer, Mexican sunflower requires consistent attention to maintain soil moisture. It is strictly an annual in the central Texas climate.

Features

Plant Type:
Annuals
Size:
4-6' H, 3-4' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy
Wildlife:
Butterflies, Pollinators
Flower Color:
Orange
Bloom Time:
August, September, October
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

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