Tithonia rotundifolia is by far the best flowering shrub for summer, spring and fall performance.
This annual can be planted as seed in early spring, after danger of frost has passed. As a young plant-let plant in full sun in early May. This annual can grow to a height of over 6 feet tall by 6 feet wide and will provide you with a prolific bloom cycle as long as you dead head and fertilize with organic compost! As a bonus, these beautiful brilliant orange flowers with a yellow center will most certainly attract butterflies to your garden. I had luck with the ones I planted last May to bloom through to frost! They like full sun and well drained soils. Remember to dead head for a longer blooming season. That’s today’s garden tip. I’m Mike Brown your garden guru and I’ll be seeing you around the garden!