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Zinnia 'Profusion Mix'


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



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

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

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Suitable for growing in containers


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)


Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun



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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

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

Seed Collecting:

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


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

Scottsdale, Arizona

Daytona Beach, Florida

Homestead, Florida

Augusta, Georgia

Denver, Pennsylvania

Meshoppen, Pennsylvania

Nome, Texas

Salt Lake City, Utah

Randolph, Vermont

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 24, 2016, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

These bushy dwarf plants (12-15" tall and wide) are great performers. Mildew resistant, drought and heat tolerant.

Profusion Mix seeds will come true, because all of the commercially available Profusion seeds are open pollinated varieties.

They were created from selected hybrid crosses between Z. violacea and Z. angustifolia. Those hybrids had 23 chromosomes, and hybrids with an odd-numbered chromosome count are usually sterile. That problem was solved by doubling the number of chromosomes to 46, by using colchicine.

The result is a true-breeding open pollinated new species of zinnia, named Z. marylandica in honor of the University of Maryland, where much of the preliminary breeding work was done. The term "hybrid" is applied to the Profusions... read more


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!


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!