Today's bloom is Mexican Sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia)

Bloom of the Day for May 14th, 2011:

Type of plant: Annuals

Bloom color: Orange

Bloom time of year: Late Summer/Early Fall

Sun requirements: Full Sun

Cold hardiness: Not Applicable

Height: 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing: 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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sallyg wrote:
What a coincidence- I just got done telling someone about my experience with it- which was positive. You can see the bright color. It bloomed well up until frost for me. The seedlings were vigorous with large leaves. It takes some space to grow, and becomes a big bushy thing by fall. Insects like to visit it.

locakelly wrote:
I love this plant - excellent shot Dinu!

Dinu wrote:
Thanks, but :( this plant no longer grows in my yard. Did not salvage seeds properly 2-3 years ago when it used to thrive and during the shifting work at home. The petals are actually not that colour, but to the eye, it appears bright red, so lovely to see. Found it in my PC - 2007 picture.

onewish1 wrote:
great shot... and color!!

Dinu wrote:
This particular flower glows in a certain type of light to the naked eye. The camera cannot capture that beauty, though the above picture is close to it. That velvety look is gorgeous.