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Tithonia

Best known as the Mexican Sunflower, Tithonia rotundifolia is one of this small genus that also includes species such as Tithonia diversifolia or tree marigold.

All Tithonia species are native to Mexico and are usually grown as an annual, planted in spring once the weather warms up. They are fast growing and with the vivid flowers of many species make an excellent splash of color in the garden.

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