- Season: Annual
- USDA Zones: 6 - 9
- Height: 4 - 6 inches
- Bloom Season: Summer
- Bloom Color: Yellow
- Environment: Full sun
- Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 5.8 - 7.0
- Deer Resistant: Yes
- Temperature: 70F
- Average Germ Time: 7 - 21 days
- Light Required: Yes
- Depth: Cover seed lightly with peat moss
- Sowing Rate: Approximately 2000 seeds covers 40 square feet
- Moisture: Keep soil slightly moist but not wet until germination
- Plant Spacing: 15 - 18 inches
- Note: For detailed directions for indoor and outdoor planting, please Click Here
- Care & Maintenance: See: Creeping Zinnia
Creeping Zinnia (Sanvitalia Procumbens) - What a delightful flowering ground cover plant! So easy to grow from Creeping Zinnia seeds, and what charm and beauty if offers all summer long. Sanvitalia Procumbens Creeping Zinnia is a low-growing, mat-forming annual that spreads 12 - 18 inches making it ideal for a summer ground cover. The trailing little plants create a profusion of 3/4 inch semi-double orange flowers with dark centers. They look like mini-sunflowers!
Creeping Zinnia offers the most spectacular blooms when planted in full sun. It prefers light, sandy loam soils with good drainage. It performs the best in areas where summers are mild. The Creeping Zinnia plants are ideal for hanging baskets, all sorts of pots and planters, edging the front of the flower border and as a ground cover.
For best results, grow Creeping Zinnia seeds directly in the garden 1 - 2 weeks before last frost date. Creeping Zinnia ground cover seed may be started indoors 4 - 6 weeks earlier; however, plants often do not transplant well into the garden. Seeds started indoors directly into a hanging basket or container avoids the transplant problem. Sow Creeping Zinnia ground cover seed on the surface of prepared soil, lightly sprinkle peat moss to help hold moisture in the seeds. Light is beneficial to germination. Make sure that the ground cover seeds stay moist until germination occurs.
Shaker Bottle With Seed Starting Matrix
Shake 'n Seed - We are now offering shaker bottles filled with our seed starting matrix: rich soil, gardening sand, water absorbing crystals, and starter fertilizer. This not only helps dispense your seed, but it gets it off to a great start! Simply remove lid from shaker bottle, add seed from packet, put back on lid, shake the bottle vigorously for 15 seconds, and then shake your way to beautiful new plants! Use Shake 'n Seed over good quality soil, and then gently water to keep seed moist until it sprouts. Great for ground covers or mass planting flower seeds.