Short Zinnias And Begonias

Question From: West Bloomfield Township, Michigan, United States
Q: in a fall 2013 column you discussed a new zinnia and a begonia that were short and would do what impatiens has done for us for years - i can't find the column or the names - thanx

A: Joan, The begonias were the 'Big' veriety. The grow to 18 inches or more and produce quarter size blooms. The zinnias are Profusion and Zahara varieties. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy.