Zinnia x hybrida Profusion Double Hot Cherry

Gold Medal Approved Novelty

Feeling blue? Zinnia x hybrida Profusion Double Hot Cherry will brighten your mood with an explosion of intense colour. Just the look of this annual’s splendid flowers will brighten up your day. The fully double flowers with non-fading petals ensure a striking abundance of cherry colour in the garden all season long. Its continuous blooming will put a smile on your face, over and over again. Furthermore, this Zinnia species is strongly tolerant against diseases such as Alternaria and Powdery Mildew. Profusion Hot Cherry blows the blues away!

Zinnia x hybrida Profusion Double Hot Cherry is also the recipient of the All-America Selections award for performance in North American trials. 

In detail

Fleuroselect awards its Gold Medal to the biggest breakthroughs in ornamental plant breeding. During the trials, Zinnia x hybrida Profusion Double Hot Cherry scored particularly well in innovation and overall appearance. The jury was impressed by this annual’s intense, non-fading colour and its outstanding garden performance. Fleuroselect is proud to award a Gold Medal for the 2014 season to this lovely Zinnia because Profusion Double Hot Cherry is a treat for the eye!


Profusion Double Hot Cherry is suitable for a variety of uses including bedding and containers. This magnificent Zinnia thrives in a wide range of climates and shows excellent performance, even in areas where night temperature is more than 25 degree Celsius.

Market value

Zinnia x hybrida Profusion Double Hot Cherry is perfectly suited for spring bedding and summer pot production. Growers will see their turnover increase thanks to this Zinnia’s short production time and strong disease tolerance. Retailers will appreciate this maintenance-free annual with long shelf-life and eye-catching appeal. Consumers will surely be attracted by the non-fading, intense deep-rose colour. Thanks to its strong disease tolerance and self-cleaning flowering habit, Profusion Double Hot Cherry is easy to maintain in the garden. Big smiles throughout the whole production and distribution chain!

Background information

Zinnia are named after the German botanist Johann Gottfried Zinn. The annual used to be unpopular because it was easily affected by diseases. State of the art breeding strongly improved the disease resistance of Zinnia and turned it into a great garden performer. The ‘Profusion’ Zinnias from Sakata stand for heat and humidity tolerance, disease resistance, easy maintenance (no dead-heading required), pretty flowers and compact growth. With its non-fading flower petals, Profusion Double Hot Cherry offers long lasting, sizzling-hot colour in the garden. Now if that doesn’t want to make you smile!


Technical information

Novelty Characteristic:
Profusion Double Hot Cherry displays a beautiful double flower. Given that its petals do not fade under high tem¬peratures, this Zinnia keeps its striking colour from spring to autumn. ‘Profusion Double Hot Cherry’ flowers continuously and has a stron
Deep Rose (Cherry)
Flowering Period:
May to October
Annual, O.P., diploid
Bedding plant
650 seeds per gram
Height 35 cm, spread 60 cm

Sow seeds at 20°-25°C in April. Cover seed by vermiculite. Apply optimum media pH 5.5 - 6.5. Grow at 15°C-25°C and transplant 30 days after sowing. Maintain a media EC around 1.2.

Plant out to a sunny spot when 6-8 true leaves appear, tak¬ing into account a planting distance of 25 cm x 25 cm.

Registration details

Entry number:
Protection Period:
15 years
Expiry Date: