Red Mexican Sunflower
Tithonia rotundifolia, or “Mexican sunflower” is an annual sunflower species that can grow up to 6ft tall. This native to Mexico has deep orange flowers that bloom May-October and are pollinated by native bees. It is also a larval host plant for butterfly and moth species, and its seeds provide food for birds and other wildlife. Plant in full sun to partial shade in well-draining soil, and remove spent flowers regularly to prolong life. It does very well when planted with the monsoons.