Winner of a 2018 Fleuroselect Gold Medal!
Grow as a container plant, as edging, or as groundcover!
Variety: Profusion Red
Item Form: (P)Pkt of 25 seeds
Bloom Start to End: Early Summer – Late Summer
Seeds Per Pack: 25
Plant Height: 12 in
Plant Width: 12 in – 15 in
Bloom Size: 2.5 in
Additional Characteristics: Award Winner,Bloom First Year,Butterfly Lovers,Cut-and-Come-Again,Easy Care Plants,Flower,Free Bloomer,Repeat Bloomer,Season Extenders
Bloom Color: Red
Foliage Color: Dark Green
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moist, well-drained
Resistance: Disease Resistant
Soil Tolerance: Normal, loamy
Uses: Beds,Containers,Cut Flowers,Ground Cover,Outdoor
(P)?Pkt of 25 seeds
It’s finally here — a true red Zinnia! Masses of 2?-inch blooms appear from late spring ’til frost on this mounded groundcover, attracting butterflies and bees. Winner of the highly coveted, scarce-as-hen’s-teeth Fleuroselect Gold Medal, Profusion Red is the Zinnia we’ve been waiting for!
Just 14 inches high, this super-vigorous annual spreads 2 feet wide in no time, standing up to heat, drought, wind, and rain. The blooms refuse to fade in strongest summer heat, and make fine cutflowers, too! And many folks grow a few in containers just to enjoy those nonstop blooms up close.
The Profusion family is an award-winning bedding Zinnia that has transformed the way this annual can be used in the garden. Highly tolerant of mildew and other foliage diseases, it 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.