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PlantFiles: Zinnia
Zinnia 'Profusion Fire'

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

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5 members have or want this plant for trade.

Alpines and Rock Gardens

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:

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


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

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5 positives
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive otter47 On May 17, 2010, otter47 from Livermore, CA wrote:

The color is intense and does not fade in the hot sun. It blooms over a very long period and is still going at Thanksgiving time. Like others in the Profusion series, I have never had any mildew problems with this cultivar. A highly recommended annual.

Positive mrickett On Apr 28, 2008, mrickett from Lawrenceville, GA wrote:

I have replaced my marigolds with this plant. It stands up much better to the hot and humid Georgia summers. Whether we have rainy or dry weather this plant is a show stopper. It does require well draining soil. My butterflies love it!

Positive LeBug On Sep 22, 2007, LeBug from Greenville, IN (Zone 6a) wrote:

Pictures of this flower does not do it justice, itís a very pretty scarlet orange color, must be hard to capture in a picture, I have it growing in sun and part shade and they are very drought tolerant planted in the ground, sometimes I water them once a week and sometimes not and they keep on flowering! I plan on planting more of these and different colors for next year.

Positive gwheberer On Nov 24, 2004, gwheberer from Phoenix, AZ wrote:

We grew two 18 inch pots of this plant in the full sun in Phoenix (zone 9)during the summer and fall. It was watered every other day in the hot period. It still looks great!

Positive hanna1 On Oct 19, 2004, hanna1 from Castro Valley, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Firey orange flowers bloom almost continually, best in hot weaher with regular watering, is excellent diease resistance


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

Phoenix, Arizona
Castro Valley, California
Fair Oaks, California
Livermore, California
Jacksonville, Florida
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Greenville, Indiana
Saint Louis, Missouri
Enid, Oklahoma
Schulter, Oklahoma
Fort Worth, Texas
Houston, Texas
Kilgore, Texas
Princeton, Texas
Rowlett, Texas
Salt Lake City, Utah

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