A Sunny Flower For a Rainy Day

The Mexican Sunflower, Tithonia was a happy beacon on a cloudy day. The bright orange flower was extra shiny after a rain shower.  The Tithonia is native to Central America and Mexico and is also called the Golden Flower of the Incas, Tree Marigold and Red Torch.

 

 


17 Comments on “A Sunny Flower For a Rainy Day”

  1. Love these, are they good for butterflies in your garden?

  2. shoreacres says:

    I’d never heard of these until I saw them in Jason’s garden, and heard him raving about them. How neat that you have them, too. Given our weather, we can use all the color and perkiness they have to offer!

  3. Tina says:

    A nice, cheery orange! We’re so dark and gloomy, but I’m enjoying my Plateau goldeneye–they’re a little blast of yellow in these dark days.

  4. pbmgarden says:

    Gorgeous. I bought seeds once but never got around to planting them. You’ve reminded me to try again.

  5. tonytomeo says:

    Sadly, these are in the same category as zinnias. They do just fine here, and are somewhat popular, but I have never grown them.

  6. Chloris says:

    I love them , mine are finished now but I shall certainly grow them again next year.

  7. Sheryl says:

    The flower is beautiful. We’ve had a heavy frost – so no more flowers until spring. . . sigh . . .

  8. It really is such a gorgeous and cheery colour.

  9. This North American native is unbelievably attractive to hummers, butterflies, bees and birds…oh, and people! We got some in one of those wildflower seed packets and although I’d never grown them before, they did beautifully in our pollinator garden this year. Had to practically make a path through the monarchs to get to the duck pen! Thanks for sharing this!


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