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Tithonia rotundifolia is often confused with:
Zinnia elegans Zinnia elegans
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Zinnia elegans Zinnia elegans
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Tithonia rotundifolia

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
tih-THO-nee-ah ro-tun-dih-FOH-lee-ah
Description

This plant is heat and drought tolerant annual for full sun. It likes dry to medium, well drained soil. The flowers are showy up to 3 inches across. This plant is occasionally damaged by deer.

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Tags:
#hummingbirds#sun#yellow#annual#drought tolerant#orange#orange flowers#fall interest#summer flowers#deer resistant#pollinator plant#bird friendly#dry soils tolerant#butterfly friendly
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#hummingbirds#sun#yellow#annual#drought tolerant#orange#orange flowers#fall interest#summer flowers#deer resistant#pollinator plant#bird friendly#dry soils tolerant#butterfly friendly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Tithonia
    Species:
    rotundifolia
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Mexico and Central America
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Tolerates deer, drought, heat, and dry soil.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    The flowers are showy up to 3 inches across.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Crenate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Heat