Tithonia Speciosa Mexican Sunflower Heat & Drought Tolerant Garden Flower Seed Mix

Mexican Sunflower Seeds - Mix

Flower Specifications

Season: Annual

USDA Zones: 4 - 11

Height: 40 inches

Bloom Season: Early summer to early fall

Bloom Color: Mix

Environment: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 5.8 - 6.5

Deer Resistant: Yes

Latin Name: Tithonia Speciosa

Planting Directions

Temperature: 70F

Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days

Light Required: Yes - avoid direct sunlight by shading seeds after sowing

Depth: Do not cover seeds

Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep soil slightly moist, but not wet

Plant Spacing: 12 - 18 inches

Mexican Sunflower Mix(Tithonia Speciosa Mix) - This beautiful flowering mix is grown from Mexican Sunflower seeds. The incredible 3 - 4 inch flowers are excellent for cutting. They also are butterfly magnets, particularly the Monarch butterfly. This Tithonia seed mix begins blooming in July or August and continues until frost. Place Mexican Sunflower plants behind beds or borders where their coarse texture, rangy habit and vivid red, orange, and yellow flowers will stand above less boisterous plantings. Tithonia may grow as a perennial in USDA Zones 10 - 11.

Growing Mexican Sunflower from flower seeds is very easy and fun! Directly sow the seeds into prepared seed beds after all danger of frost has passed. Prepare the bed a couple of weeks before sowing and add organic mulch. Sow Tithonia seeds in groups of 2 - 3 seeds spaced 12 - 18 inches apart. Thin the seedlings to the strongest plant. The Mexican Sunflower plant will benefit from having the spent blooms removed. The plant thrives in hot, sunny climates and does best if it is allowed to dry out in-between deep waterings as the plants are both heat and drought tolerant requiring very little water.