Sanvitalia or Creeping Zinnia - Garden Basics - Flower - Annual
Sanvitalia is a great little annual for hot, humid summers. The compact plants grow to a height of 12-16 inches and make a great edging along sidewalks. Sanvitailia is also a good choice for rock gardens or hanging baskets. The flowers, which bloom from midsummer until frost, are one inch wide and resemble zinnias. A healthy plant will spread about two feet.
Choose a sunny location with loose, well drained soil. Seeding outdoors once the soil warms gives the best results, but for early color, seeds can be started indoors. Plants resist transplanting and should be started in peat pots. Seeds should not be covered since they need light to germinate. Thin plants to 14 inches apart.
summer until frost
up to two feet
Borders, edging, rock gardens, hanging baskets.