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Zinnia
Zinnia elegans / Zinnia marylandica

<em>Zinnia elegans</em>
Zinnia elegans

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
 
Mature Height
8 - 36 Inches
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
Green
Lavender
Pink
Red
White
Yellow
 
Bloom Season
May - September
 
Hardiness
Tender Annual
 
Size
Medium
Tall
 

Features

Good garden annual for beds or pots. Good cut flower. Large colorful blooms on very sturdy plants. Bloom size ranges from 1-4 inches in diameter.

Culture

Full sun, in moist well-drained soil.

Cultivars

Many available. Some include:

'Cherry Ruffles' 18-24 inches tall, medium size red flowers

'Dreamland Mix' 8-10 inches tall, mix colors, large flowers on compact plants

'Magellan Series' 10-14 inches tall, pink flowers,

'Purple Dahlia' 3-5 feet tall, large flowers

'Envy' 18-24 inches tall, green flowers

'Zowie Yellow Flame' 18-24 inches tall, yellow flowers with red markings

'Zahara' Series, 12-18 inches tall, many colors, good disease tolerance

Notes

For dependable, low maintenance zinnias resistant to powdery mildew, consider using Zinnia angustifolia cultivars. They produce numerous single flowers on compact spreading plants. They include: 'Crystal White' 10-14 inches tall, white flowers; Crystal Orange 10-14 inches tall, orange flowers; 'Star Orange' 10-14 inches tall, orange flowers; 'Star White' 10-14 inches tall , white flowers. The 'Profusion' Series, Zinnia hybrida also are excellent choices for disease tolerant zinnias.

Deadhead for continuous bloom.