Tithonia Torchlight

Tithonia Torchlight - Mr. Fothergill's Seeds

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Tithonia rotundifolia

  • Annual
  • Tall plants with magnificent orange blooms
  • Bold glowing colour for the back of borders
  • Long flowering large blooms, loved by bees
  • A great border plant in a butterfly garden

Commonly known as Mexican Sunflower, it produces vivid orange flowers over a long period, much loved by bees and butterflies. Perfect for the back of the annual border.

Approx. 100 seeds

Can be sown directly to your garden, or started indoors. 

Indoors: Sow 6-8 weeks before the final spring frost in moist, well-drained seed starter mix. Sow 3mm (1/8") deep, 5cm (2") apart. Keep warm. Germination in about 7 days. Thin to strongest plants. Transplant once all danger of frost has passed.

Outdoors: Sow after the final spring frost, 6mm (1/4") deep, 5-7.5mm (2-3") apart. Water and thin to final plant spacing. 

Flowers:  July to October.  Remove dead heads to prolong flowering.

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