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 its sharply pointed petals stitched around velvety brown centers are adornments of the summer garden. Well-behaved, it creates carpets of narrow deepest green leaves and bright flowers along garden edges and paths and in containers. Well-drained soils and sun its 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.