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Mexican Sunflower Torch Seed Packet


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"If I had one way to describe Mexican Sunflower ‘Torch’ I would call it a Thanksgiving feast for the butterflies and hummingbirds. Each one of these plants has over one-hundred shockingly orange flowers! We would watch the butterflies and birds come and snack on this plant and flutter from bloom to bloom. We also observed in the fall once the blooms turn to seed Goldfinches and Sparrows delighted in eating the seeds. It is an impressively large plant, a “supersized” meal for the butterflies." — Bobby Gendron

The Facts:

  • Quantity of seeds per packet: 50
  • Butterfly nectar plant
  • Dark orange daisy-like flowers
  • Summer annual
  • 48”- 60” tall
  • Blooms from August until first frost
  • Can be grown in USDA zones 3 - 11

Growing Instructions: Start Mexican Sunflower seeds outdoors in the spring after the danger of nighttime freezing has past. Pick a location with full sun and prepare soil for good drainage, if needed. Plant seeds 1/4" deep and 36” apart, using 3 seeds per hole. Keep the soil evenly moist until the seeds germinate in 10 - 20 days. Once the seedlings reach 2", thin out so you have individual plants spaced 36” apart. Water regularly allowing the soil to go nearly dry between each watering. Fertilize monthly in the summer with a general purpose fertilizer. Deadhead regularly for continuous summer and fall blooms. To get a head start, seeds can be planted indoors in the late winter. Transplant outdoors after the danger of nighttime freezing has past.

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