Plant ID forum→Please ID this 8" tall plant which has bloomed since June

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idreos
Oct 11, 2019 7:32 AM CST
I live in Maryland and would appreciate it if someone could identify this amazing low growing plant pictured below
The plants has produced pretty long lasting daisy like blooms since early June that have never wilted.
Is it an annual?
I would like to buy more of these in the spring as they are very hardy and maintenance free
Thanks for your help!
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Hamwild
Oct 11, 2019 7:33 AM CST
Looks like a Zinnia. Sadly, they are annuals, but places like Lowes tend to sell them every Spring.
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terrafirma
Oct 11, 2019 7:40 AM CST
Looks more like Rudbeckia to me... https://garden.org/plants/sear...
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Hamwild
Oct 11, 2019 7:46 AM CST
The flower buds look more like Zinnia to me.
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stone
Oct 11, 2019 7:47 AM CST
While my first thought was rudbeckia, after enlarging the photo enough to see the leaves, the plants are clearly zinnia.
While annual, zinnia tends to self sow in my garden, and the seeds are easily collected for a spring planting.
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terrafirma
Oct 11, 2019 7:56 AM CST
Thinking Shrug!
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BigBill
Oct 11, 2019 8:12 AM CST
Zinnias have opposite leaves. My coneflowers do not. They seem to have opposite leaves.
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CrazedHoosier
Oct 11, 2019 8:47 AM CST
I had a similar zinnia called 'Profusion Fire'
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It's a dwarf-type zinnia that gets about 16 inches tall and 2 feet wide. I believe it's a zinnia angustifolia x elegans hybrid, so naturally small. Elegans are the big & beefy zinnias that everyone is used to seeing.
Maybe we should get a second opinion...
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plantladylin
Oct 11, 2019 9:06 AM CST
My first thought was also Zinnia. Here's one from our database for comparison:

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ge1836
Oct 11, 2019 2:12 PM CST
I agree with the above.
Its a short zinnia.
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ctcarol
Oct 11, 2019 8:06 PM CST
I love the profusion series! They stay small, and reseed in my garden!
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CrazedHoosier
Oct 11, 2019 8:32 PM CST
ctcarol said:I love the profusion series! They stay small, and reseed in my garden!


I wish they'd reseed here! I buy them every year and they always do great. They're so much more disease and blight resistant than other zinnia varieties, too. Hurray!
Maybe we should get a second opinion...
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