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Sanvitalia procumbens

Creeping zinnia

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.45m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourBright yellow,black centred

Description

Sanvitalia procumbens (Creeping zinnia). This is a fast-growing annual, which will produce a mass of bright yellow flowerheads. The leaves are ovate and mid green.

Characteristics

Annual, Herbaceous

Other common names

Trailing sanvitalia

Origin

Mexico

Interest and use

Hanging baskets, ground cover, border, walls, rock garden.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Sandy, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They prefer a moderately rich soil with full sun in a well drained location. It is highly salt-tolerant and will make a great addition to a coastal garden. They are usually grown as annuals.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds.

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