Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Mexican Sunflower (Tithonia roundifolia) is about the orangest flower I grow. I can't even think of another flower that has such a strong saturated orange colour. Every year I grow this annual from seed to add some late summer into fall flowers in the garden. They bloom until the first frost, require infrequent watering, butterflies and hummingbirds enjoy them, and make a wonderful cut flower. This hybrid is 'Goldfinger' and it has the boldest colour of all the hybrids available today.