Zinnia 'Profusion Fire'


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


Alpines and Rock Gardens



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Suitable for growing in containers


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



Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Blooms repeatedly



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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


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

Temple, Texas

Salt Lake City, Utah

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Gardeners' Notes:


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

These bushy dwarf plants (12-15" tall and wide) are great performers. Mildew resistant, drought and heat tolerant.

Profusion Fire 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 applied to the Profusion... read more


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.


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!


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.


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!


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