Description for Tithonia Torch Red
These were a wonderful addition to the back of our garden this year. I have put them in arrangements with zinnias and bachelor buttons and they look great.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Mexican sunflower||Red||July to September||4.00 to 6.00 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Choose a warm, sheltered location when growing plant. The vining varieties require a support structure as some can get 15 feet tall. All plants prefer sun to light shade sites with well-draining and moderately fertile soil. Install the plant in the ground at the same level it was growing in the nursery pot.
|Full Sun to Partial Shade||Loamy soil, Sandy soil||Medium||21C -29C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Tithonia Torch Red
- Before winter, add 4 to 6 inches of mulch, simply to delay the ground freeze and allow the roots to keep growing. Leave the mulch until spring once the last hard frost has passed.
Typical uses of Tithonia Torch Red
Special features: Tithonia are grown from seed. In colder, northern areas, you may want to start them indoors. In warmer climates, they can be started outdoors. Keep soil moist until seeds have sprouted.