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PlantFiles: Zinnia
Zinnia 'Profusion Mix'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zinnia (ZIN-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Profusion Mix
Additional cultivar information: (Profusion series)

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive PinetopPlanter On Jul 31, 2009, PinetopPlanter from Auburn Four Corners, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

I can't say enough about this wonderful hybrid. I was not a 'Zinnia person' until growing this plant. I had about 7 plants here and there in the border that surrounds our garden. I had about 6 different colors on plants that stayed low, were FULL of bloom, with new blooms literally growing over and hiding the older, fading ones. The pink (cherry) was bright; the salmon was delicate and lovely; the white was bright and pleasing, the orange was hot . . . in short, the mix was terrific. The first two years I started them indoors a little over a month before planting them outdoors. This year I direct seeded, and will see how they do. They are a super bedding plant and attract butterflies like crazy!

Positive azrobin On Jun 7, 2009, azrobin from Scottsdale, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

Excellent bedding or potted plant. Mine is in my rose bed as a compliment plant. Dies to the ground in winter then re-emerges with new seedlings for an even bigger, brighter display. One seedling will give you a round mound of blooms up to 12 inches around. Not invasive at all - just slightly tug on the new seedlings to transplant or dispose. DROUGHT TOLERANT once established in Zone 9!


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

Scottsdale, Arizona
Daytona Beach, Florida
Homestead, Florida
Augusta, Georgia
Denver, Pennsylvania
Meshoppen, Pennsylvania
Randolph, Vermont

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