Tithonia rotundifolia 'Fiesta Del Sol'

Fiesta Del Sol Mexican Sunflower

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Description

Fiesta del Sol Mexican sunflower is the first true dwarf cultivar (maturing at 2 to 3 feet). Like the species, it features bright orange, sunflower-like blooms that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. The hairy leaves deter pests, even deer. Plant this annual in full sun, in fertile soil, after all danger of frost has passed. The native range of this cultivar extends from Mexico down to Panama.

The genus Tithonia celebrates Tithonus, companion of Aurora, goddess of the dawn, and contains ten species native to Mexico and Central America.

Soil
Moderate
Plant Shape
Upright
Exposure
Full Sun
Bloom Time
July - August, September - October
Bloom Color
Orange
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer
Plant Type
ANN
Hardiness Zone
4 - 9