Mexican Sunflower
Tithonia rotundifolia 'Fiesta Del Sol'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tithonia (ti-THO-nee-a) (Info)
Species: rotundifolia (ro-tun-dih-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Fiesta Del Sol

Category:

Annuals

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Orange

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Auburn, Alabama

Marion, Arkansas

San Jose, California

Wilmington, Delaware

Indianapolis, Indiana

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Burlington, North Carolina

Greenville, North Carolina

Cincinnati, Ohio

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mc Lean, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 28, 2012, hymenocallis from Auburn, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:

Not only does this plant grow here but it reseeds itself so you might not have to plant it again.