Sanvitalia or Creeping Zinnia

Sanvitalia or Creeping Zinnia - Garden Basics - Flower - Annual

(Sanvitalia procumbens)

Creeping Zinnia (Sanvitalia)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.

  • Type
  • Propagation
  • Light
    full sun
  • Flower Color
    yellow, orange
  • Bloom Time
    summer until frost
  • Height
    12-16 Inches
  • Width
    up to two feet
  • Soil Requirements
    loose, well-drained
  • Zones
  • Uses
    Borders, edging, rock gardens, hanging baskets.

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