4" to 16"
loose, well-drained soil; fairly drought tolerant
mid summer until fall frost
yellow and orange
beds, borders, baskets, edging, and rock gardens
Sow seeds directly outdoors as soon as soil is warm or start indoors 6 to 8 weeks before your last frost date. The seeds need light to germinate so do not cover them with soil, just press them gently into the surface of the growing mix. Use individual peat pots for easy transplanting in order to avoid disturbing roots. Seedlings should be spaced 14" apart. Grows great in regions with how summers.
The "Creeping Zinnia" nickname comes from the fact that Sanvitalia tend to "creep" along as they grow, and their flowers resemble those of zinnias.
I think these flowers are so.....beautiful. I love Zinnia's and because these look similar to them I think they would be an asset to my garden.
There is only one problem, I can't find creeping zinnia plants or seeds anywhere on the web.
Do you have any idea where to get them?
Thank you for your time.
I found two types of creeping zinna (sanvitalia procumbens) at Stokes seeds online: www.stokeseeds.com, and then by doing a keyword search for sanvitalia on their homepage. The catalogue numbers for the two types are 1281 and 1282. I started my sanvitalia from seed directly in my garden, and they seem really easy to grow. Good luck!
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