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.
||yellow daisies (all season)
||ordinary garden soil, drought-tolerant
||germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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|email@example.com||Sep 12, 2012||Great website Rob, congratulations. Is Samvitalia a hybrid. I live in Morocco and tried getting seeds for it but without success. I was in Austria this summer in the Salzburg area, where this plant is planted practically everywhere. I was told that it exists only in yellow. Is this true?
As far as I know, Sanvitalia procumbens is a regular species, which should set viable seed. I've grown it successfully from seed - both traded, and collected from my own garden. I do believe it comes only in yellow, although you never know wit modern plant breeding efforts.
- Seed from '02 trade. Baggy 70F (52%G, 5-8d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (55%G, 4d)
- Seed from '04 garden. Baggy 70F (85%G, 4-8d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (90%G, 5-7d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (75%G, 5-7d)
- 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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