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Sanvitalia speciosa 'Aztec Gold'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sanvitalia (san-vi-TAY-lee-uh) (Info)
Species: speciosa (spee-see-OH-suh) (Info)
Cultivar: Aztec Gold

4 members have or want this plant for trade.


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Bright Yellow

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


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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2 positives
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Negative kmalford On Mar 13, 2008, kmalford from Summit, MS wrote:

Is invasive when planted in ground. Grows over everything in its path, from smaller plants to huge shrubs. It would be useful for a slope to halt erosion. Is a beautiful vine, but best in container. In Zone 8b, it dies back in winter, but comes back strong in spring.

Positive LisaMissouri On Nov 10, 2006, LisaMissouri from Fredericktown, MO wrote:

WONDERFUL plant. Just happened upon it in the nursery this year. It goes non-stop!!! Great for hanging baskets!

Positive daryl On Jul 8, 2005, daryl from vernon, BC (Zone 6a) wrote:

Great little filler for hanging baskets or window boxes ,blooms almost non stop all summer ,requires moist soil conditions,seem to do well in full sun and in the shade as well very adaptable.


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

Boulder Creek, California
Brea, California
Clayton, California
Fairfield, California
Scotts Valley, California
Summit, Mississippi
Fredericktown, Missouri
Salem, New Hampshire

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