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Tithonia rotundifolia Mexican sun flower Titonia Compositae
 

Tithonia rondifolia, Mexican sun flower, Titonia

 

Tithonia rondifolia, Mexican sun flower, Titonia

This bulky annual needs plenty of room in the gardTithonia rondifolia, Mexican sun flower, Titoniaen: with its heart-shaped leaves it can easily grow to 5 ft (1.5 m) tall with a spread of 3 ft (1 m). It is a great plant for hot color schemes, both in the garden and as a cut flower, with its 4 in (10 cm) wide, zinnia-like flowers of orange or scarlet. Torch bears bright orange or red flowerheads and grows to 3 ft (1 m).
Flowering colors: Orange, Red, Scarlet
Cultivation: These plants thrive in hot, dry conditions, but require a plentiful supply ofTithonia rondifolia, Mexican sun flower, Titonia water.
They grow best in well-drained soil and need full sun; they may need staking.
Deadhead regularly to promote a longer flowering season and prune hard after flowering to encourage new growth.
Propagate from seed .

 

 

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