Zinnia 'Profusion Apricot'


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



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Suitable for growing in containers


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)


Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade



Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


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

Miami, Florida

Barbourville, Kentucky

Mendon, Massachusetts

Pawling, New York

Belfield, North Dakota

Mc Kinney, Texas

Salt Lake City, Utah

Radford, Virginia

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 24, 2016, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

I love the soft apricot color, which blends well with most other colors. A great mildew-resistant performer. Tolerates heat and drought.

Profusion Apricot seeds will come true, because all of the commercially available Profusion seeds are open pollinated varieties.

They were created from selected hybrid crosses between Z. violacea and Z. angustifolia. Those hybrids had 23 chromosomes, and hybrids with an odd-numbered chromosome count are usually sterile. That problem was solved by doubling the number of chromosomes to 46, by using colchicine.

The result is a true-breeding open pollinated new species of zinnia, named Z. marylandica in honor of the University of Maryland, where much of the preliminary breeding work was done. The term "hybrid" is... read more


On Oct 2, 2009, rosalma from Mendon, MA wrote:

I purchased a 6 pack of these beauties in May,2008, and fell in love! Disease-free, prolific bloomer right up until our first killing frost in November. Colors varied on this plant from day to day (creamy yellow, bright yellow, light peach, apricot, bright orange, rusty orange). I attributed this change in colors to temp. & amount of sun, although I really don't know for sure what caused it - I've never experienced this with any other plant. I collected seeds in the fall, and started my own plants for the 2009 season. (No greenhouse, just started them in my sunny kitchen). I put very small (about 3"-4") plants in the ground at the end of May (18 of them). They have all performed exactly the same as those from 2008, and I will continue collecting seeds and planting these forever!! ... read more


On Jun 5, 2009, BajaBlue from Rancho Santa Rita, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

petite zinnias in delicious apricot shades with exceptional heat and mildew resistance. Superb performers bloom non-stop on 2 foot plants. A lovely canopy of summer color.


On Jul 16, 2008, Tetrazygia from Miami, FL (Zone 10b) wrote:

I'm not growing them now, but I had planted a couple of these a few years ago and they ended up reseeding all over the place. The new seedlings looked just like the parents, flowers and all.