Zinnia (Zinnia elegans 'Will Rogers')

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Plant Height: 36 inches
Plant Spread: 15-18 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Russet
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Needs specific temperature: 70-75 degrees F (21-24 C)
Depth to plant seed: 1/4 inch (.6 cm)
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Location: Smithfield, KYDate: 2013-08-06
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Comments:
Posted by BookerC1 (Mackinaw, IL - Zone 5a) on Jan 12, 2012 9:36 PM

These were a beautiful addition to my cutting garden. They are a deep, clear red that does not fade, and were usually covered with butterflies. I suggest pinching the plants before they begin to bloom, to promote bushy growth. Cut lots for bouquets and deadhead regularly, as they seem to bloom more prolifically the more you cut! Zinnias are an excellent candidates for seed-saving.

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