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Annual Biennial

Zinnia 'Profusion Orange'PBR (Profusion Series)
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zinnia 'Profusion Orange'

'Profusion Orange' is an upright annual with lance-shaped leaves and long-stemmed bright orange, daisy-like flower heads with darker centres, opening over a long period in summer

Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
1 year
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Orange Green
Autumn
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

West–facing or South–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H2
Botanical details
Family
Asteraceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Zinnia can be annuals, perennials or sub-shrubs, with branching stems bearing opposite leaves and solitary terminal flower-heads in summer

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in humus-rich, well-drained, fertile soil in full sun. Best grown in an open situation to minimise problems with powdery mildew

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown in pots in spring, or in warm areas, sown in situ in late spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Coastal
  • Patio and container plants
  • Banks and slopes
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Garden edging
Pruning

Deadhead to prolong flowering

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

May be subject to grey moulds, powdery mildews and a leaf spot

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