Cathy Isom has a few tips, as well as the importance of growing the Mexican Sunflower. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
The Mexican sunflower is an annual flower that has many names. It’s also known as the Bolivian sunflower, tree marigold, golden flower of the Incas, Japanese sunflower, and just Tithonia.
Butterflies, bumblebees, hummingbirds, and other pollinators love this plant. When grown in a vegetable garden, you can use Mexican sunflowers to attract pollinators and other beneficial insects to help your crops thrive.
Plant your Mexican sunflowers from seed for the best results in the early springtime. This process is very easy—even for beginners—because the seeds are quite large. You can start the seeds inside around one or two months before the season’s final frost, or sow the seeds directly into the soil outside after the frost risk is over.
Mexican sunflowers tend to grow between 36 and 72 inches tall on average, don’t require a lot of water, and will do best in a full-sun location.
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