Mexican Sunflower - Knowledgebase Question

New Port Richey, Fl
Question by kathy3322
February 18, 2010
I have a Mexican sunflower tree and every year I have to take clippings to root, because the tree dies every year. Is it ment to be grown in West Fla?

Answer from NGA
February 18, 2010


Mexican sunflower tree is Tithonia diversifolia. It is a fast growing plant, not a tree, and it is technically an annual, especially in Florida. So, taking cuttings and rooting them each year is about the only way you'll continually have one growing in your landscape.

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