Profusion Cherry Zinnia Seeds

(P) Pkt of 25 seeds
Item #02300-PK-P1


This award winner is tolerant of mildew and other diseases, and so weather resistant

All-America Selections (AAS) Winner 1999

Fleuroselect Winner 1999

When we grew this zinnia in our trial gardens here at Park Seed, 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. The most highly-decorated landscaping zinnia ever grown, Profusion remains the ONLY choice for an extra-early, extra-long, extra-colorful summer season of bloom.

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 of brightest cherry-red tinged with pink. Ideal for mass plantings or containers.

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. And now there are two new colors to work into your garden design: unusual Apricot and bold scarlet-orange Fire.

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.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Zinnia
Species hybrida
Variety Profusion Cherry
Item Form (P) Pkt of 25 seeds
Bloom Start to End Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit Compact
Seeds Per Pack 25
Plant Height 14 in - 18 in
Plant Width 20 in - 24 in
Bloom Size 2 in
Additional Characteristics Flower
Bloom Color Light Red
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Containers, Ornamental, Outdoor

Product Review Summary

Based on 2 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

August 05, 2017

Favorite Zinnia!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

My new favorite zinnia. This zinnia stays round and compact and blooms profusely. No pruning or deadheading needed. Looks great in the front borders. Easy to grow from seed.

A Wentz from MN
January 19, 2013


This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Best variety of Profusion Zinnias I have found. Park's has always had a the new varieties of profusion zinnias available - PLEASE DO NOT STOP!!! Plus I can always find everything else I want.Addicted gardenerJim Booth

Jim from AL

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