Photo of the Day: Mexican Sunflower (Tithonia)

By |2019-10-21T09:14:51-08:00October 21st, 2019|Photos|0 Comments

Many years ago a local grower friend of mine gave me a few "Mexican Sunflower" (Tithonia) seeds. Little did I know that this particular variety is also known as the "tree sunflower" and, unlike true sunflowers, is a perennial down here in zone 9. It blooms continuously from March to November and over the years has spread into alarge showy plant about 15-20 feet (5-6 meters) high and equally wide. Best part is it requires almost no maintenance. Each winter  [keep reading...]