Tithonia 'Red Torch' Seeds
Tithonia Rotundifolia 'Torch'
Striking blooms that bring a pop of colour.
Tithonia Torch is a striking annual flower that adds a bold pop of colour to any garden. Its vibrant orange blooms are held on tall, sturdy stems and are sure to attract pollinators like butterflies and bees. Tithonia Torch is also known for being fuss-free and thrives in a variety of soil and light conditions. Plant it in a sunny spot in your garden for a splash of colour that will last all summer long.
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Why it's special:
- Grows up to 2m tall
- Attracts pollinators and other beneficial insects.
- Half-hardy annual
when to sow
when to harvest
About Tithonia ‘Red Torch’
Tithonia or Mexican Sunflower loves the sun and is perfectly happy in summer weather and the odd drought. Relatively non fussy to poor soil and can handle a fair amount of neglect giving off blooms from mid summer right the way through to the first frosts.
In The Records
Tithonia was popularised by Spanish explorers during their early excursions into Mexico in the 1500s. By the 1700’s it was being grown in Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello gardens.
|Features||Perfect for pots, great cut flowers, pollinator friendly and late summer flowering|
|Locations||Balconies, containers and garden beds|
|Effort Level||Looks after itself|
|Botanical Name||Tithonia rotundifolia 'Torch'|
|Other Names||Tree marigold, Mexican tournesol, Mexican sunflower, Japanese sunflower or Nitobe chrysanthemum|
|Pet/Baby Safe||Known to be toxic|
|Sowing Tips||Tithonia seeds should be sown into a small tray, filled with compost, about 3mm deep and watered in, cover with a clear container and keep the seeds in a warm place like a warm windowsill.|
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