Zinnias are a gift from Mexico. They are warm season annual flowers with bold, hot-palette colors. Zinneas flowers are usually deep, brilliant hues of red, orange, yellow and purple, that work equally well in flower borders and flower pots.
Common Name(s): Zinnia
6" to 3'
Bloom Period/Days to Harvest:
Summer through Early Fall
Wide variety of bold colored, rounded flowers. There are dwarf varieties and tall varieties that will grow up to 3'. Flowers can be double, cactus-flowered or a formal looking dahlia like flower. Color range includes: white, yellow, orange, red and purple.
Zinnias are hot weather lovers and will sit and wait for the temperature to warm up before really starting to grow. Very drought tolerant.
Maintenance: Deadhead for longer bloom. Prone to powdery mildew. Check frequently and remove any affected plants
Vibrant, tropical colors work well in a hot border, picking up the hues of other reds and oranges. Nice for adding dramatic color to a container.
Z. elegans Dreamland Series - Double flowerheads on a compact dwarf plant. Lots of colors (8-12")
Z. elegans Envy - semi-double chartreuse flowers that light up the shade. (30")
Z. haageana Orange Star - A bushy dwarf variety with orange flowers that is very mildew resistant. (6")