ZINNIAS of course I love these flowers
The GO-TO zinnia series for disease resistance and uniformity, Profusion is an outstanding performer in the greenhouse, at retail in containers and in the garden. Extremely heat and drought resistant, Profusion is an excellent choice for the landscape as well. Mix any of the colors, including singles and doubles, in packs or pots for added interest. Compact habit and flower quality combined with vigor and exceptional disease resistance contribute to Profusion's excellent performance and habit in all climates.
##Incredible uniformity allows for bench-run sales in all colors
##Extreme heat and drought resistance makes for excellent landscape performance
##Disease resistant so it's easy to grow and longer flowering in the garden
##Orange, White and Cherry are All America Selections Gold Medal Winners; Cherry is also a Fleuroselect Gold Medal Winner
taken from http://www.sakataornamentals.com/plantname/Zinnia-Profusion
General Description Magellan Zinnias full bloom on 18" stems
These dwarf garden zinnias are high performers that will provide continuous flower color in the heat of summer. Garden zinnias are bushy, heat-loving annuals that are seed-grown. Cultivars in the Magellan Series produce short plants that bloom non-stop for months with very large, fully to semi-double flowers with lots of tightly backed petals.
Warm weather is a must for zinnias. Their seeds germinate readily in warm garden soil, so they are easily planted outdoors. Blooming begins in late spring to early summer and will continue to frost if the flowers are regularly deadheaded (pruned when spent). In tropical and subtropical regions they can be planted year round.
Cultivars in the Magellan Series have large, uniform, fully double blooms that are round with dense rows of flattened petals. They come in a broad array of colors and are very desirable to butterflies. Once pollinated, the flowers turn brown and release brown, flattened seeds that will germinate on their own if allowed to fall to the ground.
Well-suited for both formal and informal garden plantings, zinnias grow best in average, well-drained soil and full sun. When the summer temperatures heat up these Mexican natives thrive, especially if provided regular water. As the summer wanes, zinnias often develop the foliar fungal disease, powdery mildew. These butterfly magnets will add height and explosive color to any border. Dwarf cultivars, like those in the Magellan Series, are excellent for container culture.
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Height 12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm
Bloom Time Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall, Late Fall, Indeterminate
Native To Hybrid Origin, Mexico
Taken from http://www.learn2grow.com/plants/zinnia-elegans-magellan-series/
till next time, this is Becky Litterer, Becky's Greenhouse, Dougherty Iowa