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Zinnia Profusion Series
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zinnia Profusion Series

Profusion Series are bushy annuals to 30cm, with single daisy-like flowers in shades of red, orange and deep pink, in summer and autumn

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
1–2 years
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 Pink Orange Red Green
Autumn Pink Orange Red Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–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
  • Patio and container plants
  • 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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