Creeping Zinnia Seeds - Sanvitalia Procumbens Ground Cover Seed

Creeping Zinnia Seeds

Groundcover Specifications

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

Latin Name: Sanvitalia Procumbens

Planting Directions

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

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Care & Maintenance: 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!

Hanging baskets

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.

creeping zinnia flowers

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How to grow

How To Grow Creeping Zinnia From Seed: 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.

  • Sowing Rate: Approximately 2,000 seeds covers 40 square feet
  • Average Germ Time: 7 - 21 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds
  • Depth: 1/16 inch
zinnia ground cover

Flower Specifications

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.

  • Height: 4 - 6 inches
  • USDA Zones: 6 - 9
  • Season: Annual
  • Deer Resistant: Yes