Tithonia rotundifolia 'Torch'
50 seeds $2.25
photo by Pete Holmes
Tithonia rotundifolia 'Torch' is a large, fast-growing, bushy annual with bright orange-red, daisy-like flowers. It blooms from late summer to frost, attracting butterflies, hummingbirds and beneficial insects to the garden. Tithonia 'Torch' is easy to grow. It tolerates heat, drought and poor soil. It's a great plant for the back of the border. The tall stems are nice for cutting.
Also known as Tithonia rotundifolia 'The Torch', Mexican Sunflower and Golden Flower of the Aztecs. Native to Mexico. Deer resistant.
height 4-5' spacing 36"
Sowing Tithonia rotundifolia 'Torch' Seeds
Sow tithonia seeds outdoors after the last frost date, 1/8" deep. Or start indoors 6 weeks early. Full sun.