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Clavel de Muerto, Mexican Sunflower
Mexican sunflower is a tall, erect, branching tender perennial native to Mexico and Central America. It is prized for its beautiful bright orange to orange-red flowers produced summer to fall. The leaves are large and fuzzy. Among its many cultivars are 'Torch', with dazzling orange-red flowers, and the compact, vivid-orange-flowered 'Goldfinger'.
Mexican sunflower is at its best in full sun and moist, well-drained, moderately fertile soil. It adds vertical impact to a mixed or annual border, is a beautiful cut flower, and is favored by hummingbirds and butterflies.
12 - 5
A1, A2, A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
3'-6' / 0.9m - 1.8m
12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm
Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall, Late Fall
Mexico, Central America
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Orange, Orange Red
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border, Tropical
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