Zinnia Elegans - Knowledgebase Question

Tampa, Fl
Question by miguelcorona0
July 9, 2009
If protected from powdery mildew, and frost can a zinnia turn into a perennial?


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Answer from NGA
July 9, 2009

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Yes, Zinnia elegans can behave as a perennial if protected from frost. Zinnias are true American natives that originated from the Southwest US, Mexico and Central America. These plants have naturalized in parts of the southern US, including Florida so it is possible for your zinnia elegans to become a perennial in your garden.

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