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jeatacake

St Helens (zone 9a) I grow flowers, fruit & veg in some great clay soil here. Prefer the exotic & unusual & to share tips, ideas, seeds etc.

Tithonia rotundifolia syn Tithonia speciosa

  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2019
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jeatacake

Potted up before frost kills it & now residing in the greenhouse!

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awomanonabike

😃😃😃

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sieveheadsarah

Now that I've read your bringing yours in for winter, I've just done the same, I did wonder if it was worth a try!

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jeatacake

I tried these last summer for the first time & they did quite well but we did have an exceptional June & July. This year's normal & far wetter summer has been a reality check for them! I reckon the flower buds on mine are at least 3 weeks away from flowering. By then I'm sure we'll have had frost, which will have killed them off. Theh are only annuals of course, but at least I should see flowers before they die off in the greenhouse 🤞 @sieveheadsarah

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sabbanrula

This one has great flowers 🧡🧡

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jeatacake

They certainly do & will (hopefully) brighten up the greenhouse when they bloom 🧡🧡 @sabbanrula

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I’ve just bought some seeds this afternoon I didn’t know they were that big..😲 I first seen one on @awomanonabike Jacquelines post.....is it the same thing..

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kez001uk

Wow! It really has got tall 😯

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jeatacake

They can easily reach 6 ft or more. This year's rainfall had probably made them grow taller. Yes, they have bright orange flowers. A bit different to our usual sunflowers & smaller flowers. Well worth trying next year @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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jeatacake

There are 2 others I've left in the border which you may be able to make out in this photo (just to the left of the one in the pot). One of those 2 I'm leaving out is taller than this one I've potted up! @kez001uk

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awomanonabike

I think this is the species Elaine - mine is a cultivar called ‘Torch’ and hasn’t grown as tall. It’s a bit cold and wet to go out and measure it but I’d guess mine is about 4’ tall and a bit bushier than Jeff’s. @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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sieveheadsarah

Mine has new growth, so if it gets more flowers I'll be very happy Jeff 👍🏼😀

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