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Zinnia haageana

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
ZIN-ee-ah ha-jee-AY-nah
Description

Zinnea haageana (Haage's zinnia or Mexican zinnia) features narrow-leaved plants to 2' tall with 1" diameter flower heads containing yellow rays and orange center disks. 'Old Mexico' and 'Persian Carpet' are notable.

Prefers fertile, well-drained soil rich in organic matter; avoid watering foliage late in the day; needs good air circulation.  This low maintenance plant is very tolerant of heat, drought, and pests.

Wildlife Value: This plant is seldom damaged by deer.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Aztec Burgundy Bicolor'
  • 'Aztec Sunset'
    24" in height, double flowers on a dwarf bushy plant. Its nectar and pollen rich blooms attract may pollinators.
  • 'Chippendale'
  • 'Old Mexico'
    Dense, 12-18" compact mound of double and semi-double mahogany-red blooms with gold tips.
  • 'Persian Carpet Mix'
  • 'Soleado'
    18" single orange blooms on strong stems.
Tags:
#heat tolerant#annual#drought tolerant#low maintenance#cpp#deer resistant#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Aztec Burgundy Bicolor'
  • 'Aztec Sunset'
    24" in height, double flowers on a dwarf bushy plant. Its nectar and pollen rich blooms attract may pollinators.
  • 'Chippendale'
  • 'Old Mexico'
    Dense, 12-18" compact mound of double and semi-double mahogany-red blooms with gold tips.
  • 'Persian Carpet Mix'
  • 'Soleado'
    18" single orange blooms on strong stems.
Tags:
#heat tolerant#annual#drought tolerant#low maintenance#cpp#deer resistant#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Zinnia
    Species:
    haageana
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Mexico
    Distribution:
    South and Central America, the West Indies, the United States, Australia, and Italy
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Colorful
    Wildlife Food Source
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 6 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Creeping
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Coarse
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Dry
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Crown
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Rough
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Form:
    Straight
    Stem Surface:
    Hairy (pubescent)
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Patio
    Slope/Bank
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Cutting Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer