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How to Grow Zinnia angustifolia Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Creeping Zinnia

More commonly known as the creeping zinnia, Zinnia angustifolia can either be an annual or perrenial plant and is naturally a native of Mexico.

As a low maintenance and drought tolerant plant it is of great use in the garden. This makes it favored by those with little time and/or living in dry areas.

The stems and herbs are fairly rough but still quite attractive, and the plant carries pretty dasiy like flowers and is great to grow in a butterfly or wild garden

How to Grow Creeping zinnia in your Garden

Creeping zinnia

Zinnia angustifolia 'Yellow Star' photograph by K M.


Zinnia angustifolia Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Zinnia angustifolia
  • Common Name: Creeping zinnia
  • Growing Zone: USA: 3 to 11
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Annual or perernnial

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 11 to 18
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 11 to 16
  • Time of Bloom: Mid-summer to mid-autumn
  • Flower Details: Orange, White
  • Leaf Foliage: Green
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Irregular / Sprawling

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Medium paced
  • Suitable Soil Types: Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance: Low
  • Propagation: Seed
  • How to Prune:
  • Pests:
  • Diseases: Strongly resistant to fungal diseases including powdery mildew and leaf spots

Further Information

  • Can Attract: Butterflies
  • Tolerant of: Drought, Dry Soil, Black Walnut
  • Best Garden Use: Border, Container Garden, Foundation Plant, Ground cover, En masse, Rock garden
  • Family:
  • Closely Related Species:
  • Miscellaneous: Attractive foliage, North American native, Attracts butterflies, Suitable for cut flowers, Extended bloom season in Zones 9A and above
  • Genus Detail: Zinnia
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here