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Zinnia Profusion Double Hot Cherry Seeds

(P) Pkt of 25 seeds
Item # 51954-PK-P1
$3.50
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Adaptable to Many Climates, Free-flowering, and Self-cleaning!

2½- to 3-inch double blooms erupt all summer long on super-vigorous dwarf plants.
Can the Profusions really have done it again?! Is there no end to their power?! Double Hot Cherry (and its sister Double Deep Salmon) have just won 2013 All-America Selection Awards, joining their illustrious family members. One look at this plant is all you'll need to show you how far Profusion has come. The flowers are bigger, the plant more spreading in habit, and the super-dazzling color is fade-proof. Wow!

When we grew the first Zinnia Profusions in our trial gardens here at Park, 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 the double-flowered varieties are claiming their prizes, with better-than-ever disease resistance, adaptability, and self-cleaning ease of care!

These bushy plants, 8 to 14 inches high and fully 24 inches wide, are simply smothered nonstop all season with cheerful, 2½- to 3-inch daisy-formed blooms. The petals are a magenta-rich rosy red, and they arise in many layers. 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 mildew 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. Pkt is 25 seeds.

Genus Zinnia
Species hybrida
Variety 'Profusion Double Hot Cherry'
ItemForm (P) Pkt of 25 seeds
BloomStartToEnd Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit Compact
SeedsPerPack 25
PlantHeight 12 in - 15 in
PlantWidth 12 in - 15 in
BloomSize 2.5 in - 3 in
AdditionalCharacteristics Award Winner, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Cut-and-Come-Again, Direct Sow, Double Blooms, Easy Care Plants, Ever Blooming, Flower, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Season Extenders
BloomColor Light Magenta, Red, Rose
FoliageColor Medium Green
LightRequirements Full Sun
MoistureRequirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
SoilTolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Containers, Ground Cover, Outdoor
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
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Excellent Flower
from MS wrote (July 07, 2014):
Zinnia profusion has bloomed nonstop in the summer heat of Mississippi. It is always in bloom and the flowers do not fade in the sun. It has a good germination rate also. I will be buying more of these seeds next spring.