Name: Profusion Zinnas
Type of Plant: These mounding zinnias are summer flowering annuals. You can grow them from seed or buy pots or packs at your local independent garden center.
Why I love this: Unlike the taller growing zinnias (that I also love) these plants don’t have to be deadheaded and form rounded, low plants without much work for the gardener. Pinch off the first bud or flower, and the plant branches out on its own after that. If you don’t deadhead, the new flowers just grow and bloom above the old. If you want to deadhead that’s fine and the plants look even better, but it’s not required.
A Word to the Wise: Zinnias love full sun and heat and they don’t like getting splashed with water frequently. So this isn’t a plant to place where automatic irrigation will be hitting them every other day. On the other hand, plant this and then adjust your sprinkling system because most plants don’t want to be hit with water every other day!