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Mexican sunflower

Tithonia rotundifolia

Full Sun
Light watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

40cm

75cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Mexican sunflower Overview

This half hardy annual species produces daisy or dahlia-like orange-red blossoms which are held on strong stems above rounded, velvety leaves. It is a good choice for borders, backgrounds or may be grown as cutting bed flowers.

Common problems with Mexican sunflower

How to propagate Mexican sunflower

Seed

You can propagate from seeds which are sown under glass in late winter or early spring.

Other uses of Mexican sunflower

Cutting bed