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Size at Maturity: Typically grows up to 4-6 feet tall, with a spread of 1-2 feet.

Bloom Season: Blooms from summer to fall.

Native Status to Florida: Not native to Florida; introduced species.

pH Requirements: Prefers slightly acidic to neutral soil (pH 6.0-7.5).

Sun Exposure: Thrives in full sun.


Salt Tolerance: Moderate salt tolerance.Moisture Requirements: Tolerant of drought once established; prefers well-drained soil.


Wildlife Benefits: Attracts pollinators such as butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds with its nectar-rich flowers. Provides food and habitat for various beneficial insects.

Medicinal Uses: Tithonia rotundifolia is not commonly used for medicinal purposes but may have traditional uses in some cultures.

Deer or Rabbit Resistance: Generally resistant to browsing by deer and rabbits.

Phenology: Produces vibrant orange to red-orange daisy-like flowers atop tall stems.

Considerations (if any): Can self-seed prolifically and may become invasive in some areas.

Recommended Landscape Uses: Butterfly gardens, wildflower meadows, or as a striking border plant.


Toxicity to Pets: Non-toxic to pets according to ASPCA.

Mexican Sunflower - Tithonia rotundifolia, non-native


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