2013 AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner:
Zinnia 'Profusion Double Hot Cherry'
National Winner
2013 AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner:
Zinnia 'Profusion Double Hot Cherry'
National Winner
2013 AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner:
Zinnia 'Profusion Double Hot Cherry'
National Winner
2013 AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner:
Zinnia 'Profusion Double Hot Cherry'
National Winner
2013 AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner:
Zinnia 'Profusion Double Hot Cherry'
National Winner

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.

 

 

 

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AAS Winner Primary Details
Award: AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner
Award Type: National Winner
Class: Zinnia
Variety Name: 'Profusion Double Hot Cherry'
Genus: Zinnia
Species: hybrida
Year: 2013
Common Name: zinnia
Type: Flowers
Breeder: Sakata Seed Corporation
Close Market Comparison: 'Profusion Double Cherry' and 'Double Zahara Cherry'
Plant Needs
Duration Type: Annual
Light Needs: Full sun, Partial sun, Shade, Sun or Shade
Water Needs: Normal
Dead Heading Recommended: YES
Staking Required: NO
Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color: Green
Plant Habit: Compact, Mounded
Plant Height: Medium: 10" to 24"
Garden Spacing: 12"-18"
Bloom Time: Late Spring, Summer
Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Color Pattern: Solid
Bloom Size: 2.5 to 3 inches
Fragrance: None
Weather Tolerance: Drought, Heat, Rain, Wind
Pollinator Friendly: Bees
Home Gardener Use
Container: YES
Hanging Basket: NO
Low Edging: YES
Medium Height Divider: YES
Tall Background: NO
Ground Cover: NO
Herb: NO
Cut Flower: NO
Dried Flower / Everlasting: NO
Houseplant: NO
Water Garden: NO
Edible Ornamental: 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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1999 Gold Medal Winner

Zinnia Profusion Cherry

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