Creeping Zinnia, Mexican Creeping Zinnia
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

Category:

Annuals

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
0
neutrals
1
negative
RatingContent
Negative

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

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

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.