Bright, show stopping blooms that will bring all the local pollinators to the yard! A wonderful addition to any flower garden, but especially for new gardeners!
With its large blooms, this plant will attract many garden visitors from multiple types of butterflies to hummingbirds. Bright and beautifully colored from yellowy orange to almost red. The more you prune and deadhead the more blooms it will reward you with! Mexican Sunflowers are a sun-loving, quick-growing, drought-tolerant plant that will brighten any well-draining area or container. Minimal maintenance is required and unlikely to need fertilization. While their common name is Mexican sunflower, they are not a true sunflower and resemble a daisy more.
To save seeds for the next year, collect dried flower heads. Wait till the petals have fallen off and the spikes in the center are hard. Then carefully pick out or shake out seeds from between spikes. Store in a dry airtight container after seeds fully dry. Sow directly outdoors after the last frost or sow indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost.