Scientific Name: Sanvitalia procumbens
Common Name: creeping zinnia
Family Name: Asteraceae
Origin: Central America, Mexico
Hardiness Zone: Zone 8a: (-12 to -9.5 °C)
Plant Type: Annual
Mature Size: 0.2 - 0.4m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Arching, Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like, Mounded, Weeping
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Container planting, Group or mass planting, Hanging basket, Small garden/space, Summer interest
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Pinnate venation, Pubescent, Lanceolate, Ovate, Entire
Flowers: Head (capitulum), Yellow, Jun-Jul-Aug-Sep
Fruit: Achene, Brown, Sep
Key ID Features:
Low spreading, mat-forming plant up to 15cm tall ("procumbens"); leaves zinnia-like, sessile, ovate-lanceolate, most 2-5cm long x 1-2cm wide; heads miniature sunflower-like, 1.5-2cm wide, ray florets yellow, disk florets dark purplish-brown.