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)

Category:

Annuals

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Red

Coral/Apricot

Orange

Bright Yellow

White/Near White

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

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

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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!