1999 AAS Flower Award Winner:
Zinnia 'Profusion Cherry' (Gold Medal)
National Winner
1999 AAS Flower Award Winner:
Zinnia 'Profusion Cherry' (Gold Medal)
National Winner

Zinnia 'Profusion Cherry' (Gold Medal)
1999 AAS Flower Award Winner

Single cherry rose blooms are borne just above the dark green foliage. The flowers can be cut and used in informal arrangements. The plants will produce more flowers if cut, and will reward you with flowers all summer long. Heat and drought tolerant. Easy to grow from seed or bedding plants.

A breeding breakthrough worthy of an AAS Gold Medal. An interspecific cross between two zinnia species with significant improvements in earliness to bloom, continuous flower productions and tolerance to diseases such as powdery mildew and bacterial leaf spot. 

'Profusion Cherry' is also a recipient of Europe's FleuroSelect Gold Medal award for garden performance. 


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AAS Winner Primary Details
Award: AAS Flower Award Winner
Award Type: National Winner
Class: Zinnia
Variety Name: 'Profusion Cherry' (Gold Medal)
Genus: Zinnia
Species: interspecific
Year: 1999
Common Name: zinnia
Type: Flowers from Seed
Breeder: Sakata Seed
Close Market Comparison: 'Rose Pinwheel' and 'Dreamland Rose F1'
Plant Needs
Duration Type: Annual
Light Needs: Full sun
Water Needs: Normal
Dead Heading Recommended: NO
Staking Required: NO
Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color: Green
Plant Habit: Compact, Upright
Plant Height: Medium: 10" to 24"
Garden Spacing: 10-12 inches
Bloom Time: Summer
Bloom Color: Rose
Bloom Color Pattern: Solid
Bloom Size: 2 inches
Fragrance: None
Weather Tolerance: Drought, Heat
Home Gardener Use
Container: YES
Low Edging: YES
Medium Height Divider: YES
Tall Background: NO
Ground Cover: NO
Cut Flower: YES
Dried Flower / Everlasting: NO
Houseplant: NO
Water Garden: NO
Edible Ornamental: NO

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