Grows in average soil with medium moisture in well-drained soils in full sun to light shade. Orange flowers gradually age to red and are followed by small dandelion-like puffs of seed. Tolerates short periods of drought once established. Stems can root in the soil where they touch the ground. Great to grow up fences, arbors and trellises, and also nice in hanging baskets.
Seed can be collected from the plant when ripe for planting in spring of the following year. A plant species in the family Asteraceae, native to Mexico, Central America and the West Indies.