Tithonia rotundifolia 'Fiesta del Sol'

Mexican Sunflower

Tithonia rotundifolia 'Fiesta del Sol' - Mexican Sunflower

Tips for Homeowners:

No deadheading or staking needed, but occasional water will be needed.

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This is an attractive, compact annual that is the perfect filler for the sunny garden.

  • Thrives in summer heat and humidity
  • Excellent cut flowers
  • Easy to grow

Plant in the perennial border, cut flower garden or the butterfly garden.

Height: 2-3 ft
Spread: 1-3 ft
Zone: 10-11
Color: Orange

Interesting Notes about Mexican Sunflower:

The species is native to Mexico as the common name implies, and this hybrid definitely inherited the ability of this plant to endure heat and humidity.  It is a compact form that maintains a height of 2 to 3' and will attract butterflies galore.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Border or Bed
  • Summer Bloomer
  • Vigorous
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Long Blooming
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Mass Planting
  • Garden
  • Fast Growing
  • Low Maintenance

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Full Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Dry Soil
  • Average Water