Tithonia Fiesta Del Sol

Tithonia rotundifoliaLatin name

Mexican SunflowerCommon name

AAS Winner. Tithonia with a difference. Now compact and earlier blooming and a 'butterfly rest home'! Intense orange and really deserves a patio position. 2'6".

How to Grow Tithonia from Seed

Tithonia, the Mexican sunflower, loves the sun and copes well with hot summer weather and drought conditions. It is very easy to grow,  perfect for new gardeners or children and its dazzling huge daisy like blooms are among the best available for attracting pollinators such as bees and butterflies to your garden.

Vibrant and ornamental, large but compact and reaching a height and spread of 3 to 4 feet, Tithonia adds velvety texture and brilliant colour to beds and borders.

Sow indoors from Feb to April, or directly outdoors in May

Sow seeds individually into 3 inch pots, at a depth of one inch.  Cover the pots with plastic to retain heat and moisture, removing the cover once leaves appear. Germination normally occurs within about 10 to 14 days at 65F.

Plant seedlings outside, after gradually hardening off for a couple of weeks, once all danger of frost has passed.

For a continuous supply of cutting flowers sow a succession of Tithonia every fortnight for six weeks in the early part of the growing season. During a hot summer each planting should be blooming in about 60 days.

Beware of slugs when they are still young plants and birds stealing the seeds.

Tithonia needs full sun.

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£2.65

Item Code: 2281

Variety: Fiesta Del Sol

Type: Half Hardy Annual

Packet Contains: 30 Seeds

Sow: February - May

Germination: Up to 14 days

Harvest: May - September

In stock? Yes

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