Sanvitalia


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Sanvitalia

 

a genus of low-growing annual or perennial herbs of the family Compositae. The stems are strongly branching, and the leaves are opposite and entire. The inflorescences are small heads, which are axillary or on the tips of shoots. The ray flowers are pistillate, and the disk flowers are bisexual. The achenes are three-sided and have a pappus of short bristles. There are seven or eight species, distributed in the southwestern United States and in Mexico. S. procumbens is used as a border and rock-garden plant. An annual with a procumbent or extensively proliferating stem, it flowers abundantly until the first frosts. The ray flowers are yellow, and the disk flowers are dark purple.

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2 Aquenios de las flores liguladas provistos de 3 aristas divergentes; corolas de las flores del disco negruzcas o moradas oscuras en el apice -- Sanvitalia
The container also holds purple fountain grass, bronze fennel, Sanvitalia procumbens 'Orange Sprite', Weigela 'Magic Carpet', Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea', and Lonicera nitida 'Baggesen's Gold'.
Zones 7-9, 14-17: Set out sixpacks or 4-inch plants of ageratum, coreopsis, dahlia, gaillardia, globe amaranth, impatiens, lobelia, Madagascar periwinkle (vinca), marigold, nicotiana, penstemon, perennial statice, petunia, phlox, portulaca, salvia, sanvitalia, sunflower, sweet alyssum, torenia, verbena, and zinnia.
Try ageratum, dwarf dahlia, globe amaranth, impatiens, lobelia, Madagascar periwinkle (vinca), marigold, statice, petunia, phlox, portulaca, salvia, sanvitalia, sunflower, sweet alyssum, verbena, and zinnia.
Pertenece a la tribu Heliantheae, subtribu Zinniinae, asociado a Zinnia, Philactis, Sanvitalia, Acmella, Podachaenium, Squamopappus, Spilanthes y Salmea (Bremer, 1994), de las cuales se separa por poseer la siguiente combinacion de caracteristicas: flores del disco fertiles, flores liguladas fertiles y persistentes sobre los aquenios y aquenios gruesos, sin vilano o este reducido a una corona baja o una a tres pequenas aristas (Fisher, 1957).