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Tithonia - Torch

8 reviews
Also called Mexican sunflower. Years ago, I planted a wildflower mix, and the planting was soon dominated by 4 foot tall plants with single, reddish orange flowers. I never was able to figure out what the flower was until I happened upon a similar planting at the Olbrich Gardens in Madison, Wisconsin. It was tithonia. The tall plants have an attractive, soft green foliage with a fairly large number of bright 4"-5" blooms. I find this very striking, especially as a backdrop plant to other vivid colored annuals like zinnias and calendula. 15 seeds ?G15-21

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Sandra N.
United States United States
I recommend this product
I grew tithonia a couple years ago and it grew to be 7 feet high with several large branches and lots of lovely orange flowers that bees and birds loved. I planted again this year and they are growing well.

I always enjoy your catalog and was pleased to see so many organically grown seeds. I also appreciate that several new and unusual seeds are offered. I've planted papalo this year and it has a very unique flavor, unlike any Mexican green I've eaten.

I recommend this product

Oh my goodness these are gorgeous! The butterflies and hummingbirds LOVE them! And they add such a nice pop of color and bloom all summer long.

Beth P.
United States
Butterfly and bee magnet

These seeds have amazing germination rates, and the plants are enormous with sufficient water. Mine were well over 7 feet tall. We had unbelievable amounts of assorted insects, including monarchs.

Jane Q.
United States
Seeds and plants from Pinetree

I have been buying seeds from Pinetree for years and years. Never disappointed. Highly recommend Pinetree for seeds and plants.

East Central Illinois
Monarch butterfly food.

Please include in your description of Tithonia the fact that Monarch butterflies, for which I provide habitat, prefer that flower to any others I grow. The Zinnias I ordered are good on windy days because they are lower to the ground and easier to feed on.