Post a reply

Image
Apr 4, 2018 9:14 AM CST
Name: UrbanWild
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Kentucky - borderline of 6a & 6b
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Birds Vegetable Grower Spiders! Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers
Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Dog Lover Critters Allowed Butterflies Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
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
Last edited by UrbanWild Apr 4, 2018 9:21 AM Icon for preview
Image
Apr 28, 2018 4:14 PM CST
Name: Meredith
Atlanta (Zone 8a)
Butterflies Region: Georgia Hummingbirder Seed Starter
Urban Wild, I could use some tithonia or other butterfly friendly items if you still have any! Can send postage.
I love butterfly gardening & am active in NABA. Please visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/group... & website nabageorgia.weebly.com.
Avatar for jmg5355
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?
Image
Dec 17, 2018 12:27 AM CST
Name: UrbanWild
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Kentucky - borderline of 6a & 6b
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Birds Vegetable Grower Spiders! Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers
Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Dog Lover Critters Allowed Butterflies Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
@jmg5355
Will tree email you.
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
Image
May 13, 2019 3:51 PM CST
Name: UrbanWild
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Kentucky - borderline of 6a & 6b
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Birds Vegetable Grower Spiders! Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers
Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Dog Lover Critters Allowed Butterflies Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Mexican sunflower seeds packaged up and ready to go. Have more. Ready to send. Anyone?
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
Avatar for carenjean
May 14, 2019 10:18 PM CST
Zone 5 Iowa
If you have any left can send postage. Thanks
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.
Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )