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Zinnia

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ZIN-ya
Description

Zinnias are colorful popular annuals in the daisy family that are very easy to grow. They come in many colors and sizes with single, semi-double or double blooms. They come in sizes from 6 inches to 4 feet tall. Zinnias add color to the garden all season long. Leave on some seed heads for the birds but do some deadheading to encourage more blooms.

Keep moist while getting established but they are heat and drought tolerant when established. Plant in average well-drained garden soil in full sun. Depending on the size, they can be used in the front or the back border, in containers or massed for season-long color. 

Susceptible to powdery mildew. Do not crowd them to allow good air circulation.

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Dreamland Pink'
  • 'Profusion Double Cherry'
  • 'Profusion Double Golden'
  • 'Zahara Fire'
Tags:
#hummingbirds#showy flowers#wildlife plant#nectar plant#cut flowers#flower arrangements#long-lasting flowers#long bloom time#pollinator plant#food source summer#food source fall#butterfly friendly
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Dreamland Pink'
  • 'Profusion Double Cherry'
  • 'Profusion Double Golden'
  • 'Zahara Fire'
Tags:
#hummingbirds#showy flowers#wildlife plant#nectar plant#cut flowers#flower arrangements#long-lasting flowers#long bloom time#pollinator plant#food source summer#food source fall#butterfly friendly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Zinnia
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Southern North America, South America
    Wildlife Value:
    Nectar from the flowers attract butterflies, hummingbirds and songbirds enjoy the seeds.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 6 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 6 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Variegated
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Long Bloom Season
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Saucer
    Flower Petals:
    more than 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Colorful rays surrounding disc flowers. Bloom from early summer to frost
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Rough
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Lance-shaped and sandpaper-like in texture
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Cutting Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Black Walnut