Inkakrage, Orange, ekofrö

Eco Heirloom variety

Information

Tithonia rotundifolia is an annual of the Composite family originally from Mexico. This  plant grows vigorously and gets at least 1 m sometimes 1.5 m tall and blooms from July until the frost stops it with 10 cm wide single composites which resemble those of the summer Dahlia. Both the dark-green leaves and the sturdy stalks are slightly downy, excellent cutting flower.
The Mexican sunflower prefers well-drained, normally fertilized soil in a warm sheltered place. Applying too much fertilizer brings exuberantly growing plants. Sow indoors in April and set out after the risk of frost is over or directly outdoors at the same time as the bean sowing when the soil has warmed up. 100 seeds/1 g. A portion contains about 30 seeds.


 

Product number:910
Latin name:Tithonia rotundifolia
Botanic family:The Sunflower Family - Asteraceae
Organic:Yes
Lifespan:Annual
F1 Hybrid:No
New variety:No
Height:100-150 cm.
Heirloom variety:Yes

Cultivation advice

Sowing

Sow indoors in April and set out after the risk of frost is over or directly outdoors at the same time as the bean sowing when the soil has warmed up.

Spacing

Keep 35 cm between plants. 

Harvest

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Seed

1 g contains about 100 seeds.
A portion contains about 30 seeds.