Native Region: Mexico to central America
Zone Range: 08-10
Preferred Climate: sub-tropical
Harvest Date: Sunday 13 November, 2011
Seed count: 30-40
This large annual has triangular, toothed leaves and bears bright orange flowerheads up to 3 inches across from late summer to fall. Height to 6 feet; spread 12 inches. Gives height to mixed borders and is a long-lasting cut flower.
For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant. Sow seed in containers at 13-18 degrees Celsius in mid-spring. Plant out when all risk of frost has passed. Or sow in situ in late spring. Grow in well-drained moderately fertile soil in full sun.