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Sanvitalia procumbens

Sanvitalia procumbens
creeping zinnia

Common name creeping zinnia
Family asteraceae
Life cycle annual
Flowers yellow daisies (all season)
Size 8"
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil, drought-tolerant
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Great low-growing spreading annual. We use it underneath a tree by our patio, and it holds up to a lot of abuse. Lots of flowers, they just keep on coming. No maintenance. One year, a double-flowered plant popped up in the batch of seedlings, looking much more like the zinnia to which its common name refers. An oddity I actually prefer the single-flowered daisy types.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '02 trade. Baggy 70F (52%G, 5-8d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (55%G, 4d)
  3. Seed from '04 garden. Baggy 70F (85%G, 4-8d)
  4. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (90%G, 5-7d)
  5. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (75%G, 5-7d)
  6. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (80%G, 5-7d)

Looks like seed maintains viability fairly well, over a few years.

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