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Tithonia rotundifolia
Tithonia rotundifolia

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Zones A1-A3, 1-45, H1, H2
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Regular Water
Moderate

Tithonia rotundifolia

Mexican Sunflower
Asteraceae (Compositae)
Perennials

Native from Mexico to Central America. Husky, rather coarse plant with velvety green leaves, spectacular gaudy flowers. Grows rapidly to 6 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide. Blooms from summer to frost, bearing 3- to 4-in.-wide blossoms with orange-scarlet rays and tufted yellow centers. Use as a temporary screen.

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