Fiesta del Sol Mexican Sunflower Seeds

(P) Pkt of 30 seeds
Item #01968-PK-P1
$4.95
Quantity

Description

The first dwarf Mexican sunflower with more blooms and less plant

All-America Selections (AAS) Winner 2000

Until Fiesta del Sol Mexican Sunflower Seeds came along, we didn't really believe it was possible to get more blooms per plant on super-floriferous Mexican sunflowers. This AAS-winning dwarf has proved us wrong. Instead of adding blooms (though it may have done a little of that, too), Fiesta del Sol simply is a smaller plant, so the blooms arise even more thickly amid handsome dark green foliage.

Masses of 2- to 3-inch deep orange blooms arise all summer long on this workhorse. As they fade, they are quickly replaced by new blooms, so the Fiesta del Sol Mexican Sunflower plants always looks neat and freshly-blooming.

This Fiesta del Sol Mexican Sunflower plant is impervious to heat, humidity, drought, and even deer—just about every nuisance of the summer garden you can imagine. A great choice for the South, where the humidity envelops many other plants, Fiesta del Sol is a butterfly magnet wherever it grows. Plant this sun-lover in the blazing-hot garden and enjoy the long summer show.

Details

Skip Product Specs
Genus Tithonia
Species rotundifolia
Variety Fiesta del Sol
Item Form (P) Pkt of 30 seeds
Bloom Start To End Late Summer - Late Fall
Habit Compact
Seeds Per Pack 30
Plant Height 2 ft 6 in
Plant Width 12 in - 18 in
Bloom Size 2 in - 3 in
Additional Characteristics Repeat Bloomer, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Cut-and-Come-Again, Direct Sow, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Free Bloomer, Needs Deadheading, Award Winner
Bloom Color Orange
Foliage Color Dark Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Dry
Resistance Deer Resistance, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy, Poor
Uses Beds, Containers, Cut Flowers, Outdoor

Product Review Summary

Based on 9 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

February 04, 2022

Butterflies in November

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

The Fiesta del Sol has been a major butterfly attractant, especially later in the season. November 2020, there were two Monarchs, two Painted Ladies, a Gulf Fritillary, a Cloudless Sulphur, and a Red-Spotted Admiral all taking nectar at the same time. [but my camera was too far away to fetch from inside the house :(]. Much sturdier than Torch, but with all the nectar power. Will always be included in my garden.

Barbara Anuzis from NC
April 23, 2020

pollinator favorite

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Have grown these before. Beautiful coloring! Butterflies, bees AND hummingbirds all over it! Would highly recommend!!

Zora from OH
April 23, 2020

pollinator favorite

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Have grown these before. Beautiful coloring! Butterflies, bees AND hummingbirds all over it! Would highly recommend!!

Zora from OH
March 23, 2020

No 1 for butterflies and bumbles

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

This is supposed to be the "shorter" tithonia but mine still reach nearly 6 feet. I wish they matured earlier, but they sure take their time. However, I have pictures of 3 pollinators on one blossom. While flowers last only a day at peak, I snip them off immediately, which will keep them blooming nearly until frost (So. WI). I only grew about 5 plants and gave away all the other seeds. If you have area with full all day sun, these are a must for any garden designed for pollinators.

Kadi from WI
August 15, 2019

Major Feature in back yard

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

These seeds were down in a large round galvanized horse trough. They have grown to be well over everyone’s head. Amazing display that attracts hummingbirds and many different butterflies. I have taken some great pictures due to these flowers.

Lora from OH

You May Also Like