Start indoors in pots 6-8 weeks before planting out. Keep at 65-75°F.
Direct sow after last frost.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
Creeping zinnia, or Sanvitalia, is a native of Mexico and Central America. A low grower that adorns the summer garden with radiant pointed gold petals stitched around velvety brown centers. Quickly blooming and well-behaved, it thrives in heat and humidity, creating carpets of narrow, deepest green leaves and bright flowers. Garden edges and paths and containers are good sites—well-drained, moist soils and sun are the only requirements.
Water during dry spells; up to 1" per week is fine.
Slightly acidic to neutral
Mix in a couple of inches of compost prior to planting. If growing in containers, mix in some granular organic fertilizer or feed with an organic liquid fertilizer according to package instructions.
Diseases & Pests:
No major pests or diseases.