Sunflower - Mexican 'Torch'
This shrubby south of the border native once called Golden Flower of the Incas has scarlet orange daisy flowers blooming at the ends of the long, fluted stems. Good company to other sunflowers and tall native perennials, it is ideally suited to the back of the border and is heat and drought-tolerant when established and blooming. Easy to grow from seed sown direct after frost, it grows in leaps and bounds to flower from midsummer to frost. A favorite rest and refuel stop for migrating Monarchs.