I was going to pull these up last week as they had been blown over and they looked a mess. However, they still had buds so I staked them and I’ve been rewarded with more flowers 🧡 #tithonia #tithonia-torch #grownfromseed #orange #autumncolour #dontcutback #annual 💚
Here’s another #happinessis post, this time of the first #tithonia flower. I’ve never grown these before but if this beauty is an example of what the flowers are going to be like then I’ll definitely grow them again! #tithonia-torch #orange #annual #grownfromseed #mygardentoday 💚
I’ve never bothered much with annuals, Julie, but I’ve had success with cosmos and zinnias over the past couple of years so I thought I’d add Tithonia to the list this year! Thanks for the tip about the tatty leaves. I’ll keep my eye on them 👍😘 @vec
Bottom heat above a radiator on a sunny windowsill works well for me. Don’t sow too early as they’re fast growers. I normally do mid To late April but even early may is plenty soon enough. I start them in clear half pint plastic glasses so I can see the roots growing and they can grow on a bit without having the roots disturbed.