Creeping zinnia

Sanvitalia procumbens

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Creeping zinnia (Sanvitalia procumbens)
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Virtually covered in yellow, daisy-type flowers throughout summer, creeping zinnia makes a cheerful addition to any garden. Plants are mat-forming with bright green foliage. Easy to grow and tolerant of heat and drought, creeping zinnia is a generous bloomer that doesn’t need deadheading. It makes a wonderful ground cover and looks great planted among rocks or along pathways. It’s an excellent filler and spiller for containers, and it combines nicely with just about any summer-blooming plant
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Prostrate habit. Daisy-like flowers with black centers over a long period. Mexican native.
Care:  Grow in full sun and well-drained soil that is rich in humus and moderately fertile.
Propagation:  Sow seeds indoors four to six weeks before the last frost or directly into the garden, taking care not to cover the area with mulch until the plants have sprouted and are established. For the best germination, sow seeds at the soil surface.
Problems:  Infrequent.

Overview

Height
6 in. to 12 in.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Early Summer,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Primrose Yellow
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Ground Covers
Style
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Annuals

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