Sunflower Mexican Red Torch Seeds (Tithonia Speciosa) 30+Seeds
Mexican Sunflower Red (Tithonia Speciosa Red Torch) - Mexican Sunflower Red Torch can be easily grown from Tithonia seeds. The incredible 3 - 4 inch red flowers are excellent for cutting. They also are butterfly magnets, particularly the the Monarch butterfly. Tithonia Red Torch will begin blooming in July or August and continues until frost. Place the Mexican Sunflower plant behind beds or borders where their coarse texture, rangy habit and vivid flowers will stand above less boisterous plantings. Tithonia Speciosa Mexican Sunflower may grow as a perennial in USDA Zones 10 - 11. The Mexican Sunflower plant does well in hot sunny settings and will benefit from deadheading the spent blooms. Growing Mexican Sunflower from flower seeds is very easy and rewarding. Directly sow Mexican Sunflower seeds into prepared seed beds after all danger of frost has passed. Amend the soil with organic compost a couple of weeks before sowing the Tithonia seeds. Sow the flower seeds in groups of 2 - 3 seeds spaced 12 - 18 inches apart. Thin the red Mexican Sunflower seedlings to the strongest plant.
- Season: Annual
- USDA Zones: 4 - 11
- Height: 40 inches
- Bloom Season: Early summer to early fall
- Bloom Color: Red
- Environment: Full sun to partial shade