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 #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° to 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