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Mexican Sunflower, Red Torch

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Mexican Sunflower, Red Torch – 100 Seeds

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Mexican Sunflower ‘Red Torch’, Tithonia rotundifolia, 100 seeds avg.

Deep, rich orange 3” blooms add a pop of color in the landscape and in bouquets. A favorite of butterflies and hummingbirds.

Planting Tips: 

  • A warm-season tender annual that prefers full sun.
  • Plant outdoors after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed.
  • Start seeds indoors 4 weeks before planting date or cast seeds directly in the garden.
  • Cover seeds with soil. Allow 5-10 days to germinate.
  • Space plants 12-24” apart in the garden.
  • Grows to 48-72” tall.
  • 100-120 days to bloom.

Harvesting Tips: 

  • Harvest just as the blooms begin to open.
  • Flowers will continue to open indoors free from pests and the drying sun.
  • Make the first cut of the central stem (if not pinched out earlier) just above the lowest three to four side shoots.
  • Make future cuts at the stem base.

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100 Seeds

3 reviews for Mexican Sunflower, Red Torch

  1. Harry (verified owner)

    usPennsylvania, United States

  2. Lucia DeLeon

    I grew these last year they are beautiful! They were over 8 foot tall the monarch butterflies and hummingbirds love them! I did not have much luck with them for a cut flower, but definitely an amazing plant! Very vibrant color and velvet to the touch!

  3. Lisa Rauh (verified owner)

    usOhio, United States

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