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PlantFiles: Zinnia
Zinnia 'Profusion Cherry'

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

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:

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)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
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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2 positives
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Joan 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.

Negative afr On Jul 7, 2006, afr from Dallas, TX wrote:

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.

Positive achoogardner 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
Largo, Florida
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Hebron, Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky
Louisville, Kentucky
Mandeville, Louisiana
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Liberty, Missouri
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Red Oak, North Carolina
Belfield, North Dakota
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Anderson, South Carolina
Knoxville, Tennessee
Dallas, Texas
Denison, Texas
Provo, Utah

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