The Q&A Archives: Sunflowers

Question: Do you happen to know the name of what a friend called "Mexican Sunflower"?

Answer: Tithonia is the botanical name of the plant commonly called Mexican Sunflower, or Golden Flower of the Incas. The plants are native to Central America and are grown for their bright orange, yellow or red sunflower like blooms. The plants grow 2' - 4' tall. You can order seeds online at, or phone toll-free (800) 888-1447.

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