Zinnia 'Profusion Double Hot Cherry'
2013 AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner
This award winner features rich rose, double petalled blooms which cover flower continuously from spring through frost. The bright color does not fade, even under high temperatures. Like all Profusion, 'Double Hot Cherry' is easy to grow as it is self-cleaning, disease resistant and grows well in a wide range of climates, including areas with high night temperatures. The flowers can grow 2.5 to 3 inches in diameter and plants grow 8 to 14 inches tall and 24 inches wide. 'Profusion Double Hot Cherry' is also a recipient of Europe's FleuroSelect Gold Medal award for garden performance.
|AAS Winner Primary Details|
|Award:||AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner|
|Award Type:||National Winner|
|Variety Name:||'Profusion Double Hot Cherry'|
|Breeder:||Sakata Seed Corporation|
|Close Market Comparison:||'Profusion Double Cherry' and 'Double Zahara Cherry'|
|Light Needs:||Full sun, Partial sun, Shade, Sun or Shade|
|Dead Heading Recommended:||YES|
|Plant Habit:||Compact, Mounded|
|Plant Height:||Medium: 10" to 24"|
|Bloom Time:||Late Spring, Summer|
|Bloom Color Pattern:||Solid|
|Bloom Size:||2.5 to 3 inches|
|Weather Tolerance:||Drought, Heat, Rain, Wind|
|Home Gardener Use|
|Medium Height Divider:||YES|
|Dried Flower / Everlasting:||NO|
How to Grow
Sow seed indoors under lights or in a greenhouse and use bottom heat to promote uniform emergence. Select a well-drained media and target a temperature of 75°F/24°C. Moisten the media prior to sowing and then sow the seed. Afterwards, apply a light cover of medium-sized vermiculite. Do not water in the seedlings following sowing or the day after sowing (keep the vermiculite dry). Then, water as needed to maintain uniform moisture. Seeds germinate in about one week. Seedlings may be transplanted into 4-inch/10 cm. pots or cell packs about 3 weeks after sowing or when roots fill the starter cell. Transplant outdoors after all danger of frost is past and the weather is warm and settled. Zinnia Profusion will ultimately grow up to 14 inches/35 cm. tall and 24 inches/60 cm. wide. However, in cooler northern climates, with a shorter growing season, the plants often are smaller. The Profusion Double series is highly disease tolerant, but cool temperatures (below 60°F/15°C) induces disease problems; especially under wet and rainy conditions. Poorly drained soil or overwatering induces root disease. You can enjoy pretty flowers from summer to autumn.
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