Mexican Torch (Tithonia Rotundifolia) is DEFINITELY a butterfly favorite. This is a high nectar, tall, and bushy plant. Irridescent orange petals shimmer and glimmer around yellow centers that are held up by the softest, fuzzy stems. This high nectar long lasting blooming annual is the perfect fueling station for migrating Monarchs leaving Ohio for Mexico!
The perfect annual plant for zone 6 to add an extra punch to pollinator gardens!
Interesting Tidbit: Late summer (Mid-July forward ) many male bees kicked out of the nest to find queen bumblebees with which to mate. At dusk and early morning, you find more bees sleeping on top of and underneath flower petals.
My favorite annual plant!
Life Cycle: Annual
Height: 5-6 (mine have been as tall as 8ft) feet by 2-3ft wide
Bloom Time: June thru frost
Bloom Color: Reddish Orange
Light Type: Full Sun
Soil Type: Medium, Medium-Dry
Wildlife: B, BF, HB Pollinator Favorite: butterflies, bees and birds”>