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Mexican Sunflower Seeds

Sowing: Direct sow in spring, pressing into the surface of the soil. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination, which usually occurs within 1-2 weeks. This plant can also be started indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost of spring.

Growing: Water seedlings occasionally until they become established; since they need good drainage, mature plants grow well in drought and poor soil. Soil that is too rich and moist will have a negative effect. If planted in a windy location, staking or support may be necessary. Deadhead to prolong the blooming season. This plant will self-seed occasionally in good growing conditions. It attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.

Harvesting: For cut flowers, choose stems with flowers that have just opened. Strip the foliage that will fall below the water level, and place in water immediately.

Seed Saving: After the flowers fade, spiky seed heads will develop; gloves may be necessary when handling them. Allow them to begin to dry and turn color. They should be gathered before they begin to crumble and drop their seed. Cut the seed heads and spread them out to dry away from direct sunlight. Separate the seed from the husks, and store the cleaned seed in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Common Names: Red Sunflower

Latin Name: Tithonia rotundifolia

Species Origin: Introduced US Flower

Type: Garden Flowers

Life Cycle: Annual

USDA Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 2,800

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 60 Inches

Color: Orange

Bloom Season: Blooms Late Summer, Blooms Early Fall

Uses: Cut Flowers

Mexican Sunflowers

They are wonderful, grew 8-9 ft. tall, my bee’s and the butterflies are crazy for them. Highly recommend them.

Excellent Product , Fast Service

Always quickly shipped, packaged very well. Good product, stellar service.

Beautiful and easy to grow

Beautiful and easy to grow.
Vibrant orange color. Love it.
It grew to 5 feet tall after 6 weeks transplant into the garden, and flowered after 5-6 weeks transplant.

On time

Delivered on time

Photo popular

I rate this flower highly if you like to photograph butterflies, it is also great for planting in mass for boarders. If you like color this is a must.

Received order

I received my seed order in a timely manner in nice packing. Lots of seeds!

Lovely, lovely!

A great example of the unusual and unique in seeds! I can’t wait to see how these seeds develop this Spring. I am amazed at your selection of different seeds and service. Your deliveries are the most prompt that I have received lately! Thank you!

Mexican Sunflower

I absolutely have fallen in love with this plant. They attrach every kind of bee and butterfly that you can imagine, and they are beautiful! Mine reached seven feet tall! I plan to plant many more next year. Also, they germinate very readily. Add them to your garden you will not regret it.

fast to germinate

I took a chance ordering these seeds in late August, but I am hoping for some autumn blooms. Seeds germinated only a few days after planting, and now after about 10 days I have some robust seedlings about 2″ tall. Looking forward to seeing their blooming faces! Thank you so much for always shipping so fast; my order typically arrives to me about 3 days after placing my order.

sunflower seeds

Great packing, as described and quick shipping. Thank you

Very Pleased

Oder was filled quickly, very nice packaging and the seend looked very good. I will order my seed from them from now on.

Seed Purchase

First time for these seeds buttery year all seed products I’ve purchased have been great.

Such a great deal!

I bought 11 different items from Everwilde and it was such a great deal. Best pricing, quantity, and packaging of any company I have ever dealt with. I do not believe you could go wrong with any product sold by Everwilde.

No seeds yet.

Ordered my seeds on March 17, today is March 30. Still have not received the seeds.

Monarch magnet

The monarchs in my central Illinois garden,will fly past many different flowers, and hit this plant.I plan to keep Mexican sunflowers growing in my garden every year. I had some issues with it being a late bloomer,that could of been due to a really wet spring,but it was in it’s full bloom late summer and into late fall for the return migration of monarchs.

Beautiful

Sown second week in May, first flower emerged late July- During the weeks without rain they held up without being watered albeit the loss of some lower leaves- Even being grown in poor soil some have reached about 5′ and the rest about 4′ or smaller- Despite varied heights all have buds or blooms- I planted them with cosmos Purity, the vivid orange and pure white creates a striking contrast- They do attract butterflies .. It’s the first time I’ve seen a Monarch in years ..

Followup to previous review with funny story

I came to this site to order another pound of mexican sunflower seeds. They have been a big hit wherever they have been planted. The buttefly scientist I work with is a doctoral student at FIU doing his thesis on planting butterfly gardens in schools and measuring the impact on the kids. I bought these seeds the first time on a whim because some northern based bloggers had mentioned them. We are in Miami.
Yesterday the butterfly scientist was here. I had given him a zip lock bag with a lot of mexican sunflower seeds out of my 1 pound package from Everwilde. He had them in his backpack to give out like Johnny Appleseed ,and forgot to remove them before flying abroad. When he returned, U S Customs discovered them and confiscated them. He told me he was so upset he had quite a todo with them about the good seeds, but to no avail. Here I am ordering him his own pound of seeds. Mine have been doing well. I scattered more in my yard. They need staking.

Good for a lazy butterfly gardener

I dont know nothin about sunflowers except I was a little reluctant to try them. I bought a pack from Everwilde and scattered a few here and there in sunny parts of my butterfly garden to see what would happen. I am too lazy to plant seeds properly. My butterfly garden is covered with peat moss and pine bark and I just scattered a few, not knowing what would happen. Two of them have come up and begun flowering and they are not only dramatic in appearance, but are attracting butterflies. Another plant is coming up that might be the same. Today the butterfly specialist visited my garden and was so impressed by the look of the mexican sunflowers that he is planning to feature them in the butterfly gardens we are helping construct at schools, hoping the principals who dont like anything will be impressed. These are a great addition to a butterfly garden that has butterflies. You still need host plants for caterpillars.

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This popular annual is quite tall and quite wide, almost creating a hedge. Flaming orange flowers among the large, velvety leaves attract many butterflies and hummingbirds. It is also super easy to grow, so this plant has it all!

As the name suggests, this bright sunflower originally comes from Mexico. Gardeners appreciate this plant for its ability to attract flocks of butterflies. In South Africa, its hardy growth has spread to the wild and made it a common wildflower. The genus name “Tithonia” comes Greek mythology and refers to Tithonius, the beloved of Aurora, the goddess of the dawn.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in spring, pressing into the surface of the soil. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination, which usually occurs within 1-2 weeks. This plant can also be started indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost of spring.

Growing: Water seedlings occasionally until they become established; since they need good drainage, mature plants grow well in drought and poor soil. Soil that is too rich and moist will have a negative effect. If planted in a windy location, staking or support may be necessary. Deadhead to prolong the blooming season. This plant will self-seed occasionally in good growing conditions. It attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.

Harvesting: For cut flowers, choose stems with flowers that have just opened. Strip the foliage that will fall below the water level, and place in water immediately.

Seed Saving: After the flowers fade, spiky seed heads will develop; gloves may be necessary when handling them. Allow them to begin to dry and turn color. They should be gathered before they begin to crumble and drop their seed. Cut the seed heads and spread them out to dry away from direct sunlight. Separate the seed from the husks, and store the cleaned seed in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Common Names: Red Sunflower

Latin Name: Tithonia rotundifolia

Species Origin: Introduced US Flower

Type: Garden Flowers

Life Cycle: Annual

USDA Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

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