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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sanvitalia (san-vi-TAY-lee-uh) (Info)
Species: ocymoides (ok-kye-MOY-deez) (Info)

Category:

Annuals

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Cincinnati, Ohio

Richboro, Pennsylvania

Harlingen, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Mar 10, 2007, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have not grown this plant. Also known as yellow creeping sanvitalia, Sanvitalia ocymides is a spreading zinnia-like plant that has small blooms. It does best in full sun and warm temperatures and is an excellent plant to use in dry exposed areas. It does not prosper well if transplanted. Seeds should be started in peat pots. In the landscape, it is useful as an edging, ground cover, hanging basket, planter and/or rock garden plant.

Neutral

On Oct 5, 2006, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Yellow Creeping, Zinnia Sanvitalia, is Endemic to Texas.