2000 AAS Flower Award Winner:
Tithonia 'Fiesta Del Sol'
National Winner
2000 AAS Flower Award Winner:
Tithonia 'Fiesta Del Sol'
National Winner
2000 AAS Flower Award Winner:
Tithonia 'Fiesta Del Sol'
National Winner

Tithonia 'Fiesta Del Sol'
2000 AAS Flower Award Winner

The first dwarf Mexican sunflower, 'Fiesta Del Sol' thrives on summer heat and humidity, attaining a mature height of 2-3 feet. The single, orange daisy flowers are 2-3 inches across, excellent cut flowers and may attract butterflies. There are an abundance of daisy flowers so that you can cut many for informal bouquets and numerous flowers will remain on the plant for the wildlife. Basically pest-free, not even deer find the hairy leaves of Tithonia rotundifolia worth eating. Easy-to-grow from seed or plants, 'Fiesta Del Sol' is carefree in the garden or in patio containers. You'll find the best performance in full sun.

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AAS Winner Primary Details
Award: AAS Flower Award Winner
Award Type: National Winner
Class: Tithonia
Variety Name: 'Fiesta Del Sol'
Genus: Tithonia
Species: rotundifolia
Year: 2000
Common Name: Mexican sunflower
Type: Flowers from Seed
Breeder: Benary Seed
Close Market Comparison: 'Goldfinger' and 'Torch'
Plant Needs
Duration Type: Annual
Light Needs: Full sun
Water Needs: Normal
Staking Required: NO
Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color: Green
Plant Habit: Bushy, Upright
Plant Height: Tall: Over 24"
Bloom Time: Summer
Bloom Color: Orange
Bloom Color Pattern: Solid
Bloom Size: 2.5 inches
Weather Tolerance: Heat
Pollinator Friendly: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Home Gardener Use
Container: YES
Low Edging: NO
Medium Height Divider: YES
Tall Background: YES
Herb: NO
Cut Flower: YES
Dried Flower / Everlasting: NO
Houseplant: NO
Water Garden: NO
Edible Ornamental: NO

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