Torch can be grown as a 4-6 foot heat and drought tolerant screen that does not require staking. The spectacular 3-4 inch orange-red flowers are good for cutting and are among the favorite stops of butterflies - particularly the Monarch. Begins blooming in July or August and continues until frost. Easy to grow.
YELLOW TORCH Tithonia
Splendidly colored, 3-4 inch, yellow-orange blooms. Yellow Torch is the name, Apricot Torch would have better described the shade. By any name, 'Yellow Torch' represents an important color breakthrough for tithonias. Blooms July into autumn, grows 4-6 feet or more tall. Butterflies crowd the flowers; they are excellent for cutting.
How to Plant Tithonia Seeds
Direct sow into prepared seed beds (barely cover) after all danger of frost, in groups of 3-4 seeds spaced 24 inches apart. Thin to the strongest plant. Can be started indoors in 2 inch containers.