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Mexican Flowers – Buying & Growing Guide

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by John Haryasz | Horticulture Writer and Landscape Designer – last update on December 2, 2021

Some of the most impressive flowers in the world hail from Mexico. These plants can come in many different varieties and colors but typically share the same preference for a hot climate. If you can provide such a climate, the prettiest flowers native to Mexico are yours to enjoy in your garden.

Types of Mexican Flowers

Type  Growing Zones Mature Height Sun Features
Poinsettia, Euphorbia pulcherrima 9-11 2-10 feet Full sun: 6-8 hours Flower petals are red and as large as leaves
Dahlia, Dahlia pinnata 8-11 3-4 feet Full sun: 6-8 hours Deeply colored flowers with many petals, can grow as an annual
Bird of paradise, Strelitzia 9-11 3-5 feet Full sun: 5-6 hours Unique bird-shaped flowers
Adam’s needle, Yucca filamentosa 5-10  4-6 feet Full sun: 6-8 hours Spike-shaped leaves, prominent center flower stalk
Morning glory, Ipomoea purpurea 3-10 3-8 feet Full sun: 6-8 hours Light, manageable vine with pleasant, rounded flowers
Belize sage, Salvia miniata 9-10 3-4 feet Full sun to part shade: 4-6 hours Moderate size, striking red flowers
Mexican hat flower, Ratibida columnifera 4-9 1-3 feet Full sun: 6-8 hours Deep red flowers with tall hat-like shape
Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifolia 2-11 4-6 feet Full sun: 6-8 hours Bold orange flower with a rich golden center

How to Plant and Grow Flowers

Planting and growing flowers of any kind is a matter of following the correct planting and care procedures. You should begin by finding the ideal location for your flowering plant. If you are working with a plant that is native to Mexico, then you will most likely need an area that is open to the sun for several hours of the day. These plants will likely need soil that has great drainage capacity as well. 

You should also know that many plants from Mexico are not able to survive cold winters. For that reason, you need to do your best to mimic the natural environment that these plants need. If the winters are too cold where you live, you can choose to grow your Mexican flowering plants indoors. Or you can try overwintering your outdoor plants.

Along with understanding what a flowering plant from Mexico needs to survive, you’ll also need to follow some general plant care principles. These include following an appropriate watering and fertilization schedule. This also involves sufficient pruning and pest prevention. If you can manage those tasks, soon you’ll have plenty of vibrant Mexican flowers blooming each year in your garden.