Zinnia (Zinnia elegans 'Scarlet Flame')

Botanical names:
Zinnia elegans Accepted
Zinnia violacea Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 2 - 3 feet
Plant Spread: 1 - 2 feet
Flowers: Showy
Other: Giant Dahlia-like blossoms---remove spent flowers to encourage more blooms
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Size: 4"-5"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Depth to plant seed: 1/4 inch
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots


Photo gallery:
Location: my garden Date: 2014-07-17
By piksihk
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Location: Elephant Butte, NMDate: 8/20/2013Heavy bloomer, container grown, from seed
By angele
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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It can be fun to breed your own zinnias. by ZenMan Oct 20, 2018 9:29 AM 888

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