Scientific Name - Tithonia rotundifolia
Popular names - Mexico sunflower, girasole messicano.
Distribution and Habitat - originally from Mexico and Central America.
Description - The annual species, branched, pubescent, 1.8 m tall. Leaves alternate, entire or trilobite, lamina ovate, the attenuated, pale green, 5-12 cm long. Ligulate flowers 10-14, obovate to elliptical, orange to red-portocaliu1.5-3.3 cm long, tubular yellow flowers, pedicel length 18 cm. Blooms in July-September. Fruit achenes.
Requirements - exhibitions sunny, fertile, well-drained soils.
Management - are watered regularly during dry periods of the year.
Propagation - by seed, is sown in April-May, germinate in 7-10 days.
Garden Partners - Tagetes sp. Zinnia elegans, Salvia andplendens.
Saponaria officinalis - perennial species, rhizome cylindrical, highly branched, crawler, with sterile and fertile shoots. Originally from Europe and Asia, growing on the river, along fences, roads and crops edges.
Nemophila maculata - a species endemic in California, Nevada and Sierra Sacramento Valley provinces, increases from 0 to 3100 m altitude cultivated for ornamental purposes in all regions of the world.
Prenanthes purpurea - rabbit salad
Herbaceous perennial. Stem branched, 25-150 cm, pubescent. Amplexicaule leaves, elliptical, oblong or fidate, margin entire or Pinata-fidata, glauca. Flowers arranged in panicule, ligula flowers are purple, with 5 teeth, tubular flowers absent.
Geranium argenteum - herbaceous perennial, grows in the Alps, the limestone rocks in central and northern Italy until SE France, from 1600-2100 m altitude. Rare species.
Leycesteria formosa Wall.
Leycesteria formosa, originating from the Himalayas and southwestern China. The species cultivated as ornamental gardens.
Brassica nigra Koek. - Black mustard
Brassica nigra is herbaceous annual native to Asia Minor, but is cultivated on all continents for the seeds. The seeds are used for preparation of mustard.
Evergreen ornamental plant of the Theaceae family, native from Eastern Asia, its origin is still controversial, being considered by some as species indigenous from Japonia and, by others, from China. It was introduced into Europe by the Portuguese in 1542 and soon spread to Spain, England, France and Italy; into United States at the beginning of the 18th century, and in Australia during the mid 19th century.
Punica granatum - pomegranate