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Oct 11, 2019 7:32 AM CST
Marylan
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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Oct 11, 2019 7:33 AM CST
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Looks like a Zinnia. Sadly, they are annuals, but places like Lowes tend to sell them every Spring.
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Oct 11, 2019 7:40 AM CST
Name: Tara
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Looks more like Rudbeckia to me... https://garden.org/plants/sear...
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Oct 11, 2019 7:46 AM CST
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The flower buds look more like Zinnia to me.
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Oct 11, 2019 7:47 AM CST
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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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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Oct 11, 2019 7:56 AM CST
Name: Tara
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Thinking Shrug!
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Oct 11, 2019 8:12 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
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Zinnias have opposite leaves. My coneflowers do not. They seem to have opposite leaves.
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Oct 11, 2019 8:47 AM CST
Southern Indiana (Zone 6a)
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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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Oct 11, 2019 9:06 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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My first thought was also Zinnia. Here's one from our database for comparison:

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Oct 11, 2019 2:12 PM CST
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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I agree with the above.
Its a short zinnia.
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Oct 11, 2019 8:06 PM CST
Name: Carol
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I love the profusion series! They stay small, and reseed in my garden!
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Oct 11, 2019 8:32 PM CST
Southern Indiana (Zone 6a)
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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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