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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

Zinnia elegans

Short (8-12 inches)

  • ‘Dreamland’ Series
  • ‘Magellan’ Series
  • ‘Short Stuff’ Series
  • ‘Thumbelina’ Series

Medium (14-18 inches)

  • ‘Bridesmaid’
  • White Wedding’
  • ‘Champagne Toast’
  • ‘Lilliput’ Mix

Tall (2-3 feet)

  • ‘State Fair’
  • ‘Zowie Yellow Flame’
  • ‘Giant’ Series
  • ‘Oklahoma’ Series

Zinnia angustifolia

  • ‘Profusion Double’ Series
  • ‘Profusion Knee High’ Series

Zinnia marylandica

  • ‘Zahara’ Series
  • ‘Uptown’ Series
  • ‘Double Zahara’ Series

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.