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Part of the award-winning family

All-America Selections (AAS) Winner 2017

Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner 2018

It's finally here—a true red Zinnia. Masses of 2-inch blooms appear from late spring 'til frost on this mounded groundcover, attracting butterflies and bees. Winner of the highly coveted, scarce-as-hen's-teeth Fleuroselect Gold Medal, Profusion Red is the zinnia we've been waiting for.

Just 14 to 18 inches high, this super-vigorous annual spreads 20 to 24 inches wide in no time, standing up to heat, drought, wind, and rain. The blooms refuse to fade in strongest summer heat, and make fine cut flowers, too. And many folks grow a few in containers just to enjoy those nonstop blooms up close.

The Profusion family is an award-winning bedding zinnia that has transformed the way this annual can be used in the garden. Highly tolerant of mildew and other foliage diseases, it 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 Red
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 Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Season Extenders, Cut-and-Come-Again, Butterfly Lovers, Free Bloomer, Award Winner, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Red
Foliage Color Dark Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Outdoor, Containers, Ground Cover, Cut Flowers

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