Sunflower, is a large annual forb of the genus Helianthus grown as a crop for its edible oil and edible fruits. This sunflower species is also used as wild bird food, as livestock forage, in some industrial applications, and as an ornamental in domestic gardens.
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Planting Mexican sunflower (Tithonia diversifolia) provides large, showy blooms.Reaching no more than six feet and often remaining at just 3 to 4 feet tall, growing Mexican sunflowers can fill your wish for sunflowers in the garden.
Consider planting Mexican sunflower as a colorful addition to the water-wise garden area. Let your kids help with the planting too, as seeds of the Tithonia Mexican sunflower plants are large and easy to handle.
This annual grows best in a full sun location and easily tolerates heat and drought conditions. Plant seeds of Mexican sunflower plants in the ground in spring, when danger of frost has passed. Sow directly into moist soil, pressing the seeds in and wait for germination, which normally occurs in 4 to 10 days.
Don’t cover the seeds, as they need light for germination. When planting Mexican sunflower from seeds in spring, plant them in areas where color in late summer will be needed after summer perennials have started to fade.
Growing Mexican sunflowers can provide additional color in the garden. The red, yellow and orange blooms are profuse when you perform necessary Mexican sunflower care.
Allow plenty of room when planting, about two feet between plants, and the Tithonia Mexican sunflower plants will normally stay within their boundaries
- Plant Height
- 15-20 Inches
- Full Sun
- Well Drained
- Bloom time
- 5-10 days