Friday Flowers—more Birthday bunches of Tithonia

orange sunflowers
orange sunflowers

Ironstone and Tithonia

WWhat a lucky girl I am—even more birthday flowers! Today’s Friday Flowers are these luscious Tithonia or Mexican Sunflower. They range in color from fiery orange to brilliant red. They can grow up to six feet tall and the three-inch flowers are very striking in contrast to the dark green foliage. Birds love them and they are a particular favorite of the Monarch butterfly. These little lovelies look great in the Ironstone pitcher in the middle of my kitchen island. If you would like to grow a few click here for more info. Plant a few and get ready for a big show.

orange sunflowers

The dark green foliage is lush and plentiful.

 

orange sunflowers in an Ironstone pitcher

What a happy addition to the kitchen.

 

Mexican sunflowers up close

Plant a few for these beautiful blooms.

 

xo♥, Lissy
All photos by Lissy Parker for lissyparker.com. You are welcome to ‘borrow’ my photos—just please credit the source.

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2 Comments

  1. Reply

    Cathy Garrett

    August 19, 2016

    Beautiful and so bright and cheerful!!!
    Are you growing some Mexican Sunflowers in your yard?

    • Reply

      lissyparker

      August 19, 2016

      Cathy, They are growing in the garden on Valley Road. They are amazing—6 feet tall before the rain.
      xo

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