Mexican Sunflower

Tithonia rotundifolia

Mexican Sunflower - Tithonia rotundifolia

Common Name: Mexican Sunflower
Genus: Tithonia
Species: rotundifolia

Category: Annuals & Biennials
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Makes good cut flowers

Hardiness: TenderHeight: 2.00 m (200 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Orange
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: August & September

Soil Type: Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained

This annual is grown for its bright orange daisy-like flowers that are produced from late summer and into autumn. Tithonia rotundifolia grows quickly and soon becomes very tall. The leaves are hairy and toothed. Dead-head the flowers regularly, they are also good for use as cut flowers.