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Sanvitalia procumbens

Creeping zinnia

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Key information

Plant type

Half-hardy annual

Flower colour

Yellow

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Half hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Carole Drake, copyright GAP Photos (232099)

Plant details

This cheerful Mexican annual, with flowers like miniature zinnias, is a perfect choice for baskets and containers because its soft hair stems soon sprawl and become prostrate, forming a solid carpet of bright foliage, studded with the flowers all summer. It is also ideal as edging for sunny beds and paths. The flowers appear in a continuous profusion all summer, and are quite remarkable, not for their colour or size, but for their large dark centres which dominate each bloom, emphasising the ring of yellow or orange petals.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Sanvitalia

Species: procumbens

Plant type: Half-hardy annual

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Sandy

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 20cm

Spread: 45cm


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