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Zinnia angustifolia Growing Guide

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.


Quick Zinnia angustifolia Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific name: Zinnia angustifolia
  • Common Name: Creeping zinnia
  • Growing Zone (USA): 3 to 11
  • Life Cycle/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
  • Color of Bloom: Orange, White
  • Leaf Foliage Detail: Green
  • 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
  • Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • 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 Attact: Butterflies
  • Tolerant of: Drought, Dry Soil, Black Walnut
  • Best used in: Border, Container Garden, Foundation Plant, Ground cover, En masse, Rock garden
  • 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: Here and Here



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