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Organic Mexican Sunflower
Organic Mexican Sunflower
Organic Mexican Sunflower


 
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HEIRLOOM We love Mexican sunflowers almost as much as the hummingbirds and Monarch butterflies! Each red-orange 3 inch bloom is borne on a long, strong stalk perfect for cutting. Mexican sunflowers bear dozens upon dozens of equal size flowers with increasing abundance all the way to frost.

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Organic Mexican Sunflower (Torch Tithonia) HEIRLOOM We love Mexican sunflowers almost as much as the hummingbirds and Monarch butterflies! Each red-orange 3 inch bloom is borne on a long, strong stalk perfect for cutting. Classic sunflowers have one huge, main blossom on top with a dozen or so smaller secondaries that generally dissipate before frost; Mexican sunflowers bear dozens upon dozens of equal size flowers with increasing abundance all the way to frost. The 5 to 6 foot plants grow several feet wide and their silver-green velvet leaves are deeply serrate and ornamental, as well.

Our seed originally came from Siskiyou Seeds in Williams, Oregon where Petra spent a year apprenticing with our friend and mentor Don Tipping.

85 days to maturity

Tithonia rotundifolia

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Average Rating: Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 11 Write a review »

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5 of 5 The surprise hit of 2020 September 10, 2020
Reviewer: John Davies from Greensburg, PA USA  
I've never had much success with sunflowers. Probably squirrels and chipmunks are the cause.

But this year I tried Mexican sunflowers in my cold frame. I kept the lid on until they had germinated.

Wow, what a fun thing to grow. They're constantly being attended by bumblebees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Every day my wife and daughter cut a bouquet for a lucky neighbor. They are going to be a permanent fixture somewhere in my garden.

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3 of 5 germination down March 7, 2020
Reviewer: mary underwood from Waterloo, NY United States  
direct seed, less than 50% germinated.  The ones that did grow were beautiful, over 8 feet tall, lovely flowers.

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5 of 5 January 29, 2020
Reviewer: Susan Lucchesi from Rochester , NY United States  
Beautiful flowers that attract gorgeous monarchs and lots of goldfinches!

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5 of 5 Try nine feet! September 23, 2019
Reviewer: Jo Miller from Elka Park, New York (catskills)  
Absolutely stunning multi-branched show-stopper right in the center of my garden. Six feet? Mine is nine feet tall and 3-4 feet wide! If there were a photo upload feature on the reviews I'd share pics of the blooms covered with monarch butterflies. Reaches its blooming peak in September when other flowers are fading. If you live in a windy area, stake with a metal U-post, because it's heartbreaking if the wind knocks it down.

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4 of 5 September 23, 2019
Reviewer: Wesley Meeker from Milford, CT United States  


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