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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Plant Height: 1 to 8 feet
Plant Spread: 12 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Orange
Pink
Purple
Red
White
Yellow
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Cut Flower
Suitable for miniature gardens
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Common names
  • Zinnia

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Date: 2014-08-17 
#Pollination #Butterflies
Location: Carbon Hill, AL 
Date: 2016-06-20
Butterfly on Zinnia
Location: Sangamon Co. Il.
Date: 2017-08-09
Location: Cherokee County Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden, Jacksonville, TX
Date: 2012-04-30

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Comments:
  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 12, 2013 5:25 PM concerning plant:
    I love to use zinnias as a filler in any area of the garden that is in need of lots of color from spring till frost. You can buy nursery transplants of these colorful annuals, but really they are so easy to start from seed.
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lovesblooms On April 14, 2020 Seeds sown
NOID; indoors
MySecretIslandGarden On July 28, 2022 Bloomed
The wildflower mix of seeds that I scattered around have started to bloom and zinnia is one of them. So far the 2 that are blooming are coral colored.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Lovely, Paul! by chelle Nov 5, 2012 7:14 AM 2
Untitled by 4susiesjoy Aug 14, 2013 7:40 AM 3
Untitled by gjs2239 Aug 23, 2014 11:47 AM 1
Very unusual zinnia flower form by ZenMan Jul 18, 2016 8:23 PM 5
Nice by Leftwood Dec 6, 2016 11:04 PM 1
(Zinnia elegans 'Redman Super Cactus') by ZenMan Dec 7, 2016 11:15 PM 1
Zinnias by jesimpson25 Nov 17, 2018 8:04 AM 1
Zinnias by Danita Jun 17, 2021 3:27 PM 3

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