Saturday, September 02, 2006


This Mexican and Central American native is a real work horse in the mixed borders. It requires full sun, very little water when established (about two month after sowing), and blooms like crazy until the first frost. The flowers are intense pumpkin orange and foliage is velvety. It even can be enjoyed inside as a cut flower. I tend to plant it with strong saturated colours like yellows, royal blues, and hot pinks. I highly recommend this easy care annual to add some punch to your garden.

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