Creeping Zinnia / Sanvitalia
Just wanted to mention I bought one little plant of this at the start of the season, and placed in the center of a 10 inch bowl on the edge of my garden. I bought it for the cute little yellow flowers, and the interesting color of the leaves, and now I notice it has attractive stems in a reddish hue.
We've had a slow, wet, cool spring, and it was slow to grow, so that by mid July I'd made the decision to NOT grow it in my garden next year.
Well, summer got better, and the little guy grew, and covers the 10 inch pot completely, I've never had to deadhead, and it doesn't look like I'd ever needed to (unlike, say, my bidens, which is covered in pretty yellow blooms and even MORE less attractive dried up bloom heads - but I don't have the time to trim all those out).
It's full and bushy, I can't even recall if I've pinched it back to encourage that! Now I discover a few dried up but inconspicuous flower heads that appear to contain seeds, so I will try to grow again from seed next year (and plant 3 to a bowl for quicker filling and hopefully some 'spilling').
Just thought I'd give my feedback on this little plant that I don't think would do as well planted in a pot with larger, more aggressive annuals.