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Zinnia marylandica

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
ZIN-ya mar-i-LAND-ih-ka
Description

Zinnias are colorful annuals in the daisy family that come in many colors and single to double blooms. Generally growing 1-2 feet tall, they can be used in the front and center of the border, in containers or anywhere long-lasting blooms are desired. Deadhead head to prolong the bloom season.

Zinnias are easy to start from seed indoors in spring or outdoors after the chance of frost has passed. They are also available from greenhouses in 6-packs. Grow in full sun to partial shade in moist fairly fertile loams. 

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Double Sahara Fire'
  • 'Profusion Double Hot Cherry'
  • 'Profusion Double Yellow'
  • 'Sahara Yellow'
  • 'Zahara Cherry'
  • 'Zahara Fire'
  • 'Zahara Sunburst'
  • 'Zarah Starlight'
Tags:
#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Double Sahara Fire'
  • 'Profusion Double Hot Cherry'
  • 'Profusion Double Yellow'
  • 'Sahara Yellow'
  • 'Zahara Cherry'
  • 'Zahara Fire'
  • 'Zahara Sunburst'
  • 'Zarah Starlight'
Tags:
#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Zinnia
    Species:
    marylandica
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    11a, 11b, 12b, 12a
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No