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Zinnia Profusion Series

Zinnia Profusion Series

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The needlelike leaves of these Profusion Series zinnas lend a soft textural feel that contrasts nicely with the glowing hot colors of the flowers. The vibrant flowers are about 2 inches in diameter, and the plants grow to just 12 to 15 inches tall and wide. Use them en masse in borders and beds, or plant them in containers. -Julia Jones, Designing with annuals, Fine Gardening issue #120

Noteworthy CharacteristicsTolerates heat, humidity, and drought. The plants are resistant to powdery mildew.

CareProvide full sun and moist but well-drained soil.

PropagationSow seed in situ in late spring or start seed indoors at 55-64°F in early spring.

ProblemsCaterpillars, mealybugs, spider mites.

  • Genus : Zinnia
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Type : Annuals
  • Uses : Containers
  • Tolerance : Drought Tolerant
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Bloom Time : Early Fall, Late Summer, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Flower Color : Red, White
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
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  1. kateleiva 06/11/2017

    In San Francisco I've always had mildew problems with zinnias in my east-facing garden with a fair amount of shade, even though I adore them. Profusion truly is resistant to mildew, and each plant blossoms profusely (10-12 blooms per plant). Gorgeous vibrant colors, arresting but not overwhelming.

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