Members of the Sanvitalia plant genus are hardy or half hardy annuals that reach about 15 cm (6 inches) in height.
Sanvitalia plants have a prostate nature. Theycome into bloom from summer to the first months of autumn.
Leaves are oval shaped, and flowers are orange or yellow with brown centres.
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Some of the common names for Sanvitalia include Creeping Zinnia and Golden Stars.
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Mexican Zinnia by Forest and Kim Starr.
Common Names: Creeping Zinnia: Yellow; Alberts; Mexican. Golden Stars. Creeping sanvitalia
Life Cycle: Half hardy annual, hardy annual.
Height: 4 to 12 inches (10 to 30 cm).
Spread: 4 to 12 inches (10 to 30 cm).
Native: Central and Northern America.
Growing Region: Zones 2 to 10. UK Hardiness: H5, hardy in severe winters.
The seeds of Creeping Zinnia plants and other Sanvitalia Genus members should be sown on the surface before the last frost of spring.
The seeds should be spaced at about 20 cm (8 inches) apart.
Ideally, they like to grow in sunny parts of the garden with good drainage.
Sanvitalia plants prefer a soil that is light and sandy.
If starting indoors first, then try to sow Creeping Zinnia seeds in peat pots about seven weeks before putting outdoors, at the end of spring.
The Sanvitalia seeds will require light and a temperature of 20 to 21°C (68 to 70°F) to germinate. This should take about two to three weeks.
Plants are low maintenance. Provide them with occasional water during dry spells.
You may wish to grow in containers if you need to start the seeds off indoors, as they have a low success rate when transplanted outdoors.