Description

Laughs at mildew, withstands heat, humidity, cold, drought, and poor soil, and blooms for months

When we first grew Zinnia Profusion in our trial gardens here at Park several years ago, the "oohs" and "aahs" were deafening. And no wonder—Profusion Cherry (and its sunny sister, Orange) won the AAS Gold Medal Flower Award—the first flowers to receive this prestigious award in a decade. And then both Cherry and White walked off with Europe's Fleuroselect Gold as well. And now there are double-flowered Profusions, with twice the petal power of all others in the family. First came Double Cherry, and now there are Double White and Double Orange in addition to this lovely scarlet-orange.

These bushy plants, 14 to 18 inches high and 20 to 24 inches wide, are simply smothered nonstop all season with cheerful, 2-inch daisy-formed blooms. The petals are rich golden-orange, and they arise in layers surrounding a bold, eye-catching central cone. This landscaping series is designed for large plantings—unlike the cut flower or bedding varieties, Profusion is a dense, bushy, many-flowered little plant that covers ground AND fills the garden with color into the bargain.

Profusion is highly tolerant of powdery mildew (unlike most other Zinnias) and other foliage diseases, and laughs at heat, humidity, and drought. We are proud to give Profusion our highest recommendation for garden-worthiness.

Zinnias are one of the easiest annuals to grow, and attract butterflies to the garden. They are the perfect cut flower—the more you cut, the more you get. They thrive in the sun and heat of summer, and ask only for well-drained soil. Space the plants generously to prevent overcrowding. When cutting the blooms for the vase, trim off all the foliage; unlike the blooms, it does not age well. Direct sow or start ahead indoors.

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Genus Zinnia
Species hybrida
Variety Profusion Double Fire
Item Form Pack of 100
Bloom Start To End Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit Compact
Seeds Per Pack 100
Plant Height 14 in - 18 in
Plant Width 20 in - 24 in
Bloom Size 2 in
Additional Characteristics Butterfly Lovers, Direct Sow, Double Blooms, Easy Care Plants, Ever Blooming, Flower, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Season Extenders
Bloom Color Dark Gold, Orange, Red
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Powdery Mildew
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Containers, Ground Cover, Ornamental, Outdoor

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