Sanvitalia procumbens

Sanvitalia procumbens

Sanvitalia

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Sanvitalia procumbens
  • Common name: Sanvitalia
  • Plant type: Annual

Height: 20cm

Spread: 45cm

Flower colour:
  • Yellow
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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Sanvitalia procumbens is a cheerful Mexican annual, with flowers like miniature zinnias. It's a perfect choice for growing in hanging baskets and containers, as its soft hair stems soon sprawl and become prostrate, forming a solid carpet of bright foliage, studded with the flowers all summer. It's also ideal as edging for sunny beds and paths.

Grow Sanvitalia procumbens in well-drained soil in full sun. Deadhead spent bloom to prolong flowering.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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