One of the easiest seeds to start, and certainly among the most colorful plants to grow
In the years since the Profusion series was introduced, we have grown it every year in our trials (new colors keep coming along, giving us a great excuse). Every year at Flower Day gardeners make a beeline for these plants and shower them with praise. We might go so far as to say it’s the most photographed row in the trials—it’s certainly the most admired. And no wonder—where else can you find a bushy, well-branched yet dwarf zinnia that covers itself with blooms for months on end, even during the blistering heat and humidity of a southern summer? And now a double-flowered white has joined this historic series. Packed with petals, complementing all surrounding colors in the sunny annual bed, it may just turn out to be the most popular Profusion of all!
These bushy plants, 14 to 18 inches high and 20 to 24 inches wide, are simply smothered nonstop all season with cheery 2-inch daisy-formed white blooms with several layers of petals. Profusion is a landscaping series, designed for large plantings—unlike the cut flower or bedding zinnia, it 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 and other foliage diseases, and laughs at heat, humidity, and drought. We are proud to give Profusion our highest recommendation for garden-worthiness. And you should certainly plan a mixed design of Profusions, now that there are so many wonderful colors to choose from. Double Cherry is another petal-packed variety, but there are also the original classics, Cherry and Orange, both of which 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 then there’s soft apricot, smoldering deep apricot, jazzy coral pink and sizzling-hot Fire. An embarrassment of riches, just waiting for your sunny annual beds, edging, and more.
Zinnias are one of the easiest annuals to grow, and attract butterflies to the garden. They thrive in the sun and heat of summer, and ask only for well-drained soil. Direct sow or start ahead indoors.
(P)Pkt of 25 seeds
Variety:Profusion Double White
Item Form:(P)?Pkt of 25 seeds
Bloom Start To End:Early Summer – Late Summer
Seeds Per Pack:25
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
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