Family: Asteraceae

Scientific Name: Sanvitalia procumbens Mandarin Orange

Common Name: Mandarin Orange Creeping Zinnia

DescriptionA fast growing plant that is great for cascading over the sides of pots and in hanging baskets.
Plant TypeAnnuals
Hardiness Zone10
Sunlightfull sun
Moistureaverage, never soggy
Soil & Siteaverage, well drained
Temperaturewill die with the first frost
Flowers1" orange, resembles miniature sunflowers
Rootscreeping plant or as a cascading plant in a pot
Dimensions2 feet in one growing season, procumbent
Maintenancepruning back to maintain the proper size
Native SiteAn annual from Mexico.
Misc FactsSanvitalia is named after Federico Sanvitlai (1704-1761) professor at Brescia, Italy.
Notes & Reference#27-Rodale's Annual Gardens (Paul Loewer)
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