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Tithonia Seed

Product ID: 1320

Best Tithonia for cutting.

3 1/2" wide flowers on strong branching plants with velvety dark green leaves. Attracts beneficial insects such as hover flies, minute pirate bugs, and butterflies. Blooms midsummer to frost. Loves hot, dry sites. Also known as clavel de muerto. Ht. 60-72". Avg. 2,600 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.

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Packet

$4.10
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1/4 Ounce

$13.00
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1/2 Ounce

$22.20
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1 Ounce

$39.05
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1/4 Pound

$105.60
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1 Pound

$369.50
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Additional Information

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days at 70-85°F (21-29°C)

SOWING: Direct seed (recommended) - After last frost. Sow once soil temperature is 70-85°F (21-29°C). Barely cover seeds as light is required for germination. Transplant - Sow 6 weeks before last frost. Tolerates poor soil. Light aids germination.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.

PLANT HEIGHT: 60-72".

PLANT SPACING: 12-24".

HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.

HARVEST: Flowers 90-100% open. Stand in deep, warm water for several hours. Deadhead for longer bloom.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Fertile loam or sandy soil with good drainage. Tolerates poor soil. Excess nitrogen results in tall plants with few flowers.

USES:
Fresh cut flower. Tall varieties are good for cutting or back of beds or border. Plants are fast growing and attractive, making Tithonia an ideal annual summer hedge, though flowering occurs late in summer.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Tithonia rotundifolia
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
85 - 90 Days
Life Cycle
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Annual
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.<br>Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
AAS (All-America Selections) Winners AAS (All-America Selections) Winners
All-America Selections is an independent, non-profit organization that tests new, never-before-sold crop varieties, and then introduces only the best garden performers as AAS Winners.
Attracts Beneficial Insects Attracts Beneficial Insects
Variety attracts and supports pollinators and/or insects that prey on garden pests.
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Attracts Beneficial Insects AAS (All-America Selections) Winners