Tithonia diversifolia

Common Name: Mexican Sunflower

Tithonia diversifolia, commonly known as Mexican Sunflower is a large, perennial shrub in southern California climates, up to 12′ tall, and as wide, on mature plants. This is a big plant when it’s full grown! So plant it in areas where there’s plenty of room. The reward? Spring, summer, fall, and even winter explosions of bright, cheerful, sunflower-like blossoms that just don’t stop! Frost can damage plants in winter, but is mostly temporary and cosmetic, for a brief time. Established plants grow right back. Usually likes regular watering, but established plants can be pretty tough for periods of dryness.

  • Type: Perennial, Shrub
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Height: 8-12 Feet
  • Width: 8-12 Feet
  • Hardy To: 25° F
  • Blooms: Yellow or White, Year-Round