Plant and Seed Trading forum: HAVE: Tithonia (Mexican sunflower) seeds

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Name: UrbanWild
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Kentucky - borderline of 6a & 6b
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Apr 4, 2018 9:14 AM CST
Still winding down to the tail-end of planning planting for spring.

I have plenty of extra Tithonia (Mexican sunflower) seeds. Anyone need any?

BTW, these are dried flowerheads full of seed so expect chaff. Just crumble them into your planting medium or beds.

These did EXTREMELY well for us last year. Not only were they a huge draw for insect pollinators, but the hummingbirds were crazy about them. They bloomed profusely until several killing frosts squashed them. The packets I got originally said they would get to about 6 feet tall. I grew them in a bed with 'Mammoth' sunflower and the Tithonia eclipsed them and grew to about 10 feet. A wind storm laid many of them down. I propped them back up and even the broken ones continued to flower. Hard to beat them. Can you guess that I'm now a fan? nodding
Always looking for interesting plants for pollinators and food! Bonus points for highly, and pleasantly scented plants.

"Si hortum in bibliotheca habes, nihil deerit." [“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”] -- Marcus Tullius Cicero in Ad Familiares IX, 4, to Varro. 46 BCE
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Name: Meredith
Atlanta (Zone 8a)
Region: Georgia Butterflies Hummingbirder Seed Starter
Apr 28, 2018 4:14 PM CST
Urban Wild, I could use some tithonia or other butterfly friendly items if you still have any! Can send postage.
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Nov 27, 2018 11:02 PM CST
Urban Wild, I would love to try this plant. Could it survive in Mountains of VA? Should I send an envelope?

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