Creeping Zinnia offers the most spectacular blooms when planted in full sun. It prefers light, sandy loam soils with good drainage. It performs the best in areas where summers are mild. The Creeping Zinnia plants are ideal for hanging baskets, all sorts of pots and planters, edging the front of the flower border and as a ground cover.
For best results, grow Creeping Zinnia seeds directly in the garden 1 - 2 weeks before last frost date. Creeping Zinnia ground cover seed may be started indoors 4 - 6 weeks earlier; however, plants often do not transplant well into the garden. Seeds started indoors directly into a hanging basket or container avoids the transplant problem.
Sow Creeping Zinnia ground cover seed on the surface of prepared soil, lightly sprinkle peat moss to help hold moisture in the seeds. Light is beneficial to germination. Make sure that the ground cover seeds stay moist until germination occurs.
USDA Zones: 6 - 9
Height: 4 - 6 inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Yellow
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 5.8 - 7.0
Deer Resistant: Yes
Average Germ Time: 7 - 21 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Cover seed lightly with peat moss
Sowing Rate: Approximately 2000 seeds covers 40 square feet
Moisture: Keep soil slightly moist but not wet until germination