Mexican Sunflower

Tithonia diversifolia

Also called Goldylocks, Tree Marigold, Mexican Tournesol and Bolivian Sunflower, this species is an excellent bloomer and can send out flowers almost any time of the year.

Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Near Native
Origin: Eastern Mexico and Central America
Family: Asteraceae
Size: 12′ – 15′ tall
Sun: Full to part
Watering: Regular
Growth Rate:
Soil: Tolerant
Temperature: Hardy to 20 F; may struggle at temps above 110 F
Disease and Pests:
Uses: Nectar feeding insect like butterflies and bees love the flowers. Granivorous birds eat the seeds.

Photo by shager2015


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