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Tithonia diversiflolia/Mexican Sunflower

Tithonia diversiflolia / Tithonia diversiflolia
Typical flower of the Mexican Sunflower
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Typical flower of the Mexican Sunflower

Enormous leaves on the Mexican Sunflower

Foliage

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Scientific Name: Tithonia diversiflolia
Common Name: Mexican Sunflower
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Fall
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
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Comments: This is a large growing shrub which produces an abundance of bright yellow, daisy-like flowrs. The leaves are enormous in size. Provide full sunlight and a well-drained soil. Bees and butterflies are attracted to the flowers.