(Named for Sanvitali, a Spaniard)
Sanvitalia procumbens flowers are much like tiny Zinnias, being golden yellow with very dark purple centers, some of them single and others double. The plants grow only 6 inches tall, or rather they are prostrate and spread over the soil instead of growing upward. They start blooming in June and continue until frost.
USE. They may be used as edging plants or for low masses in a border. They are bright and showy in the rockery.
GENERAL. As the plants are hardy the seed may be sown in early Spring in the open and the seedlings thinned to stand 18 inches apart.