Tithonia sundance taken July 14, 2002 at the Mercer Arboretum in Houston, Tx.
Tithonia flower close-up - 14.7.2002
Tithonia flower and sky 14.7.2002
I love the bright orange of these flowers, and so do the butterflies!
The brightness of this red cannot be described! It is like a fluorescent one.
My tithonias have been loaded with butterflies all summer.
Yvana gave me this plant. Her aunt sent her some seeds from Paris.
Monarch butterfly on Mexican Sunflower. Brooksville, FL Summer 2003
Bumble bee on Tithonia, Mexican sunflower, photographed 08-Aug-2002 at Reynolda Gardens
Volunteer plant in Rio de Janeiro. Mid summer.
I love this flower, thanks to stephenNJ for the seeds...
flower wet with morning dew
Planted in a narrow bed between sidewalk and fence.
Vandusen Botanical Gardens - Vancouver, B.C. Canada
yellow tithonia quite large..dahlia dinner plate size blooms
In the morning sun glows this beauty!
One of my best shots of this beauty of a red!!
Sun - back light!
Monarch sitting on a mexican sunflower, taken from our patio.
Zone 9B Central FL
Aug 5 2008 The butterflies love this flower
Tithonia and amaranth, 07/27/2008
Seed heads were dried on the plant. Front two still have the seed inside. Seed heads are stiff and will hurt your fingers. Seed shown is from 2 seed heads and has been separated from chaff.
Fast grower and as Anita said, good for the back of the border. It passed 6' here.
Very attractive to bees.
Zebra Longwing enjoying the blooms..
My yard, 8-2009
My yard, 8-2009
Female rubythroat feeding on Mexican sunflower
This is two plants. Plants bloom from the top to the bottom.
Very large bumble bees love my tithonias ! Sometimes two large ones on one bloom !
I bought a packet of seeds wanting to grow bright red flowers I had grown earlier, but this turned out yellow!!
Showing the difference of the leaves on an older Tithonia rotundifolia opposed to the large crinkly leaves when young.
Amazing color, excellent 4 - 6' backdrop for veggie garden beneficial insects