Cooler nights and shorter days are beginning to creep up, slowly but surely. It's time to light the lanterns and cast some magical (Torchlight) in the garden.
One plant sure to fire up these shorter days is Tithonia Torchlight. Also known as Mexican sunflowers, these stunners have surpassed themselves this year. Reaching over 1.5m in height they've added stature and vibrancy at the back of the border. Their punchy colour looks great with, in particular, dark purples (including clematis). Both have soft, velvety petals which look opulent and daring when paired together. Tithonia has been really easy to grow, and loved the long hot summer we've had. It's still providing masses of cut flowers for indoors too. Definitely one I'll be growing next year.