Zinnia Profusion Series

Zinnia Profusion Series

Photo/Illustration: 
Danielle Sherry
(Zinnia Profusion Series)
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Genus:  Zinnia

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 Characteristics: 

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

Care: 

Provide full sun and moist but well-drained soil.

Propagation: 

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

Problems: 

Caterpillars, mealybugs, spider mites.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Red,
Salmon,
White
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Type
Annuals

Zinnia Profusion Series