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Mexican Sunflower Seeds - Yellow Torch

Mexican Sunflower Seeds - Yellow Torch

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Packet $4.99
1 Ounce $29.95 ($29.95/ounce)
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  • Makes excellent cutting flowers with blooms stretching up to four inches across
  • Strongly branched and full of blooms
  • Heat and drought-tolerant when established and blooming
  • Butterfly magnet, particularly the Monarch butterfly
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Life Cycle Annual
Planting Season Spring
Color Yellow
Growth Habit Branching, Upright
Plant Height Up to 72 inches
Bloom Season Late Summer through Early Fall

Plant Characteristics Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Fast Growing
Use Cut Flower Garden
Growing Conditions Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Outdoor, Poor Soil Tolerant

About Mexican Sunflower Seeds - Yellow Torch

Tithonia speciosa

Seed Type Open Pollinated Seed
Also known as Tithonia Rotundifolia, Goldflower Of The Incas, Mexican Marigold, Tithonia Speciosa

Mexican Sunflower Yellow Torch stands tall alongside other sunflowers and towering native perennials, illuminating the garden with its golden-orange flame and velvety petals atop robustly branched stems. This shrubby native from south of the border thrives when grown from seeds sown directly after frost, flourishing vigorously until the arrival of fall. Yellow Torch is deer-resistant and a magnet for pollinators. As the season progresses, its cone centers ripen, providing a late-season feast for birds drawn to its abundant seeds.

Planting Information

Planting Mexican Sunflower Seeds - Yellow Torch

Planting Season Spring
Sowing Method Direct Sow
Light Requirement Full Sun
Planting Depth 1/2 inch
Plant Spacing 12 to 18 inches
Plant Height Up to 72 inches
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
View our Sunflower Planting Guide to learn more.


Amount Avg Seed Count Recommended Coverage
Packet 195 Up to 10 Sq. Ft
1 Ounce   Up to 30 Sq. Ft

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