Creeping Zinnia
Sanvitalia procumbens

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sanvitalia (san-vi-TAY-lee-uh) (Info)
Species: procumbens (pro-KUM-benz) (Info)

Category:

Annuals

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Orange

Bright Yellow

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Arroyo Grande, California

Divernon, Illinois

Grayslake, Illinois

Mcdaniel, Maryland

Fredericktown, Missouri

Imperial, Nebraska

Nashua, New Hampshire

West Kill, New York

Warrensville, North Carolina

Cincinnati, Ohio

Richboro, Pennsylvania

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 23, 2005, CatskillKarma from West Kill, NY wrote:

I like this one too. My favorite cultivar is called Irish Eyes and has green centers and yellow petals.

Positive

On Aug 16, 2005, celtic_dolphin from Boone, NC (Zone 4b) wrote:

I just love this plant for hanging baskets - it's very easy to start from seed and the blooms last and last! I think the blooms look like tiny sunflowers, especially once they mature and the centers turn a dark brown. I highly recommend this flower!

Positive

On Feb 16, 2005, critterologist from Frederick, MD (Zone 6b) wrote:

I'm pretty sure this is the plant I've been growing from saved seed for several years. I'd forgotten the name, but my cultivar was 'Mandarin Orange'. It's a tough little plant that does very well in my hot, sunny mailbox garden and is just covered in blooms that look like tiny black-eyed susans. Roots seem shallow, but after it starts going it doesn't need much watering.