Mexican Sunflower Seeds
Brighten your garden and draw pollinators with our Mexican Sunflower Seeds. Known for their large, vibrant blooms, Mexican Sunflowers (Tithonia rotundifolia) are a spectacular addition to any outdoor space. Although they are not true sunflowers, the tall stocky plants make a wonderful addition to any pollinator garden. Monarchs love these! These fast-growing plants are easy to care for, making them a top choice for gardeners of all levels. Whether you’re looking to create a pollinator-friendly environment or simply bring a splash of color to your landscape, Mexican Sunflowers are the ideal choice.
Mexican Sunflowers perform best when planted in full sun. They require at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight per day for optimal growth and flowering. While they can tolerate partial shade, you’ll notice more robust blooms and better resilience in full sun.
Expect your Mexican Sunflowers to reach a height of 4 to 6 feet when fully grown. Due to their tall stature, these flowers make excellent back-of-the-border plants or natural privacy screens. Alternatively, you can use them as striking focal points in your garden.
The flowering season for Mexican Sunflowers spans from late spring until the first frost in fall. Their extended bloom time provides ongoing visual interest and a consistent source of nectar for pollinators. With proper care, you’ll enjoy a vibrant display for several months.
The blossoms of the Mexican Sunflower are predominantly bright orange, although they can sometimes range into shades of red and yellow. These vivid colors serve as a magnet for butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds, enriching your garden’s ecosystem along with its aesthetics.
Mexican Sunflowers only perennial in USDA Hardiness Zones 9 through 11, elsewhere they should be considered annuals. They are drought-resistant and can thrive in a variety of soil types, although well-drained soil will yield the best results. This adaptability makes them a versatile addition to gardens in diverse climatic conditions.
Mexican Sunflower Seeds are an easy-to-grow solution for adding vibrant color and attracting pollinators to your garden. Suitable for full sun and adaptable to a range of hardiness zones, these tall, fast-growing plants offer lasting beauty and ecological benefits.