- Annual flowers with multiple flower heads per plant
- Plants grow to 4-6 feet tall
- Flower heads grow to 3 inches across
- Bright orange flowers attract butterflies
- 60 days
(Tithonia rotundifolia) (aka Mexican Sunflower) Fiery orange 2-3" flowers attract lots of butterflies all summer long until frost. A favorite because of its extended bloom period. Nice for fresh arrangements. Branching plants grow 4-6' tall. Annual, 60 days.
Learn to Grow Torch Sunflower
Direct Seed: 6" Apart
Direct Seed: 1/2" Deep
Germination: 10-14 Days
Rows Apart: 24-36"
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after last frost. Sunflowers prefer full sun to light shade and well-drained rich soil. Provide support for tall plants.
Ratings & Reviews
Plant for monarchs and long blooms
Best monarch attraction in garden. Every day 3 - 12 monarchs for over a month in mid / late summer Wisconsin. Blooms lasted 4- 8 weeks dependent on weather
Gorgeous, long-lasting blooms
My favorite summer flower! These keep blooming over a long period, and they attract lots of hummingbirds as well as butterflies.