Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer Mid Summer Late Summer/Early Fall Mid Fall Late Fall/Early Winter Blooms repeatedly
Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater This plant is resistant to deer Flowers are good for cutting Suitable for growing in containers
Soil pH requirements: 5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic) 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic) 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline) 7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline) 8.6 to 9.0 (strongly alkaline)
On Aug 13, 2006, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:
The profusion series of zinnias are new to me this year, but I will make sure to plant some every year from now on. They have performed extremely well through this extremely hot and dry summer with minimal watering and care. In mid August when some of the annuals are starting to decline and show signs of stress, these are still bright and beautiful.
Although the flowers are a very pretty pink when they first open, they fade to an extremely pale and unattractive color. For this reason, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden now recommends against this particular color of the 'Profusion' series. Others in the series, especially 'Profusion Fire,' perform very well.
On Jun 20, 2005, achoogardner from Red Oak, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:
As it's name implys this sun loving plant has a profusion of blooms on it. The color is actually pink instead of the red that you may think of. It starts out as a medium-dark pink when the bloom opens up and turns lighter the longer it is open. The blooms last a long time, I have had some that are still beautiful even after a week and a half. I am a new gardner and these are one of my favorites so far.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Calistoga, California Irvine, California Lake Forest, California Redondo Beach, California Belleair Bluffs, Florida Lawrenceville, Georgia Hebron, Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky Louisville, Kentucky Mandeville, Louisiana St Paul, Minnesota Claycomo, Missouri Chapel Hill, North Carolina Red Oak, North Carolina Belfield, North Dakota West Goshen, Pennsylvania Northlake, South Carolina Knoxville, Tennessee Dallas, Texas Denison, Texas Provo, Utah