Sunflower, Mexican (Tithonia rotundifolia), packet of 30 seeds
Family: Aster (Asteracea)
Annual, 120 days to maturity.
Mexican Sunflower. Native to the drylands of Mexico and the US. In garden culture, a powerful, soft-leaved bearer of gorgeous, velvety flowers. The plant branches freely and remains in flower for months. Drought tolerant, yet appreciative of adequate water to produce the finest display. I found these seeds extremely easy germinators both in the greenhouse and direct-seeded into the spring garden. The plant needs lots of room for roots as well as aerial parts, will suffer if left potted up for too long, and prefers to grow in warm soils.
packet of 30 seeds, Open Pollinated, Untreated, NO GMO’s
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Janet Simpson (verified owner) –
I love this plant. No matter the soil, no, matter the condition….this plant will not disappoint. I live in Florida in pure sand and I must constantly replenish my nutrients because with the rains everything is washed away. I have dropped seeds in Florida sand and they will grow. Maybe not to full height, but once this plant sprouts, it will flower. I have had Hummingbirds kick off Giant Swallowtails to get to the nectar. The Hummingbirds made a nest in my favorite tree and they need nectar for their babies. Grow this plant for yourself and the pollinators, it is like a drive-in movie or a musical show. It will not disappoint. One more thing, if the wind, squirrels bend or break the branches, don’t cut off….it will self heal and you will have a ton of new flowers. Enjoy.
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I have these growing everywhere, they self seed easily, almost have a field of them in mostly lava here. To save the seed, cut the spent flowers upside down in a bag to try and shake it… do not try to get seeds out by fingers, they are very pokey when dried, and hurt! lol How are they edible though? I never thought to eat these flowers.
Richo Cech –
edible ray flowers