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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
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
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

White Zinnia 018

It Can Be Fun To Breed Your Own ZinniasIt Can Be Fun To Breed Your Own Zinnias
April 6, 2015

As you already know, zinnias are easy to grow, and they come in a wide variety of colors, sizes, shapes, and descriptions. But did you also know that zinnias offer you an easy entry into the hobby of plant breeding?

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Date: 2016-09-22
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Location: My North GardenDate: August 2012A possibly carnivorous zinnia. Pitcher petals captured rainwater
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Location: My North zinnia gardenDate: Summer 2016This zinnia had unusual petal ends
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Date: 2014-08-17 #Pollination #Butterflies
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Location: My North GardenDate: August 2018A "needle petaled" Zinnia hybrida. Its petals are thin tubes. The
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Location: My North zinnia gardenDate: Summer 2016This was a commercial California Giant bloom, with typical spoon-
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Date: 2013-08-09
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Location: My indoor basement zinnia gardenDate: Winter 2014/2015Some zinnia petals have a corrugated effect.
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Location: Zone 5Date: 2015-08-15 #Pollination
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Location: My North zinnia gardenDate: Fall 2014This large sturdy dark yellow hybrid zinnia showed a touch of bic
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Date: 2013-08-30#Pollination
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Location: My North zinnia gardenDate: July 2014Many Razzle Dazzle zinnias have bicolored floret petals
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Location: My indoor basement zinnia gardenDate: Winter 2014/2015This home hybrid zinnia got both its "toothy" petals and bicolor
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2011-10-23I think this is an Augustifoliia
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Location: My North zinnia gardenDate: Summer 2015Some cactus flowered zinnias can have very narrow petals, which g
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Location: My South GardenDate: August 2018This is a new specimen of Zinnia hybrida, with interspecific Z. e
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Location: My indoor basement zinnia gardenDate: March 2014Razzle Dazzle petals are florets containing internal anther bundl
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Location: My North zinnia gardenDate: Summer 2016This zinnia had unusual petal structure, most likely due to in-ga
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Location: My indoor basement zinnia gardenDate: Winter 2014/2015Some tubular petaled zinnias with narrow tubes can resemble burst
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Date: 2013-09-02#pollination
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Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330Date: 2015-06-22#Pollination
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Date: 2015-08-26
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Location: Zone 5Date: 2013-02-04
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Location: My North zinnia gardenDate: Summer 2015This was a large white zinnia of hybrid origin.
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Location: My indoor basement zinnia gardenDate: Winter 2014/2015Some zinnia petals have a trident shape, with three points at the
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Date: 2017-07-18Zinnias by Lantern Light
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Location: My South GardenDate: September 2018This is a new specimen of Zinnia hybrida, with interspecific Z. e
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Date: 2013-08-09
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Location: My North zinnia gardenDate: July 2014The floret teeth are frequently tipped a contrasting color
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Location: My North zinnia gardenDate: August 2015Hybridization has imparted some white to the florets
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Location: My North zinnia gardenDate: September 2015#Pollination  Razzle Dazzle zinnias are fully attractive to Butte
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Location: My North zinnia gardenDate: Summer 2016This zinnia was scabiosa flowered
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Location: My indoor basement zinnia gardenDate: Winter 2014/2015This zinnia had a lot of Whirligig "blood" in it. The "toothy" pe
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Date: 2013-08-25#pollination
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Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330Date: 2015-06-22#Pollination
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Date: 2013-07-24
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Location: In my zone 8 gardenDate: 2013-08-17
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Date: 2014-08-25
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Location: my garden Date: 2013-09-12
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Location: Zone 5Date: 2013-07-30
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Location: My North zinnia gardenDate: October 2015Hybridization is extending the Razzle Dazzle color range
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Location: My indoor basement zinnia gardenDate: Winter 2014/2015I like the irregular shape of those petals, the overall soft colo
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Location: Lake Macquarie, N.S.W., AustraliaDate: 2018-02-04
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Location: My South GardenDate: September 2018This is a new specimen of Zinnia hybrida, with interspecific Z. e
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Location: My South GardenDate: August 2018This is a new specimen of Zinnia hybrida, with interspecific Z. e
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Location: Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2011-10-23Augustifolia?
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Location: My indoor basement zinnia gardenDate: March 2014Razzle Dazzle zinnias can be bicolored
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Location: My indoor basement zinnia gardenDate: Winter 2014/2015Individual "fancy" petals make a fancy bloom.
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Location: My front porch container gardenDate: Late April, 1014This bloom reminded me very much of a waterlily. A scabious zinni
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Location: My indoor basement zinnia gardenDate: Winter 2014/2015Some "exotic" tubular zinnias look rather like "regular" zinnias
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Location: My indoor basement zinnia gardenDate: Winter 2014/2015I like the informal petals and loose structure of this bloom. I l
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Location: My North zinnia gardenDate: Fall 2014This zinnia had good "toothy" petals and a desirable white color
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Date: 2013-08-25#pollination
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Location: In my zone 8 gardenDate: 2017-06-09
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2007-08-12With a bumblebee #Pollination
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Date: 2017-08-10
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Location: Athol, MADate: 2018-09-09
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2018-10-17Yellow Zinnia 015
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Location: My indoor basement garden under lights.Date: March 2018This home hybrid had similar ancestry to my carnivorous specimen.
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Location: MOBOT - St LouisDate: 2011-08-09Zinnas are butterfly favorites.
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2007-07-23
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Location: Indiana  Zone 5Date: 2012-08-16
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Location: In my zone 8 gardenDate: 2012-07-27
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Date: 2013-08-09
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Location: In my zone 8 gardenDate: 2013-10-05
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Location: Zone 5Date: 2014-08-19
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Location: My North zinnia gardenDate: July 2014Some Razzle Dazzle blooms are rather small
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Location: My North zinnia gardenDate: July 2014Razzle Dazzle "petals" are actually extended pollen florets
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Location: My North zinnia gardenDate: September 2015Razzle Dazzle variants can be asymmetrical
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Location: My study/library/computer room.Date: Winter 2015/2016You can remove zinnia embryos from "green" zinnia seeds.
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Location: My study/library/computer room.Date: Winter 2015/2016You can remove zinnia embryos from "green" zinnia seeds. Graph pa
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Location: My North zinnia gardenDate: August 2016A selection from California Giants. Characteristic spoonish petal
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2017-07-31Zinnia - Ring Of Flowers 003
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Location: Athol, MADate: 2018-09-09
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Date: 2007-09-25
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2007-07-23
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Location: In my zone 8 gardenDate: 2012-09-04
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Location: Chippewa, PADate: 2015-06-22
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Location: Purdue gardens Indiana  zone 5Date: 2015-08-02narrow leaf zinnia Crystal white
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Date: 2015-08-26
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Location: Zone 5Date: 2014-08-19
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Location: Zone 5Date: 2013-08-07
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Location: My North zinnia gardenDate: July 2014The Razzle Dazzle florets can be rather closely packed
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Location: My North zinnia gardenDate: 2016-10-06Razzle Dazzle plants can form nice bushes
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Location: My indoor basement zinnia gardenDate: Winter 2015/2016This yellow bloom has a loose form intermediate between dahlia fl
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Location: My study/library/computer room.Date: Winter 2015/2016Fancy seeds can produce fancy zinnias. If you have an excess of s
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Location: My study/library/computer room.Date: Winter 2015/2016Zinnia embryos closeup. They germinate QUICKLY. Graph paper 10 pe
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Location: My indoor basement zinnia gardenDate: Winter 2014/2015I like the zinnias I can grow on my chrome wire steel shelving. S
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Date: 2013-07-30
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Date: 2008-08-09
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2017-07-19Red Zinnia - Flower In A Flower 003
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Location: Lake Macquarie, N.S.W., AustraliaDate: 2018-02-20
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Location: Lake Macquarie, N.S.W., AustraliaDate: 2018-02-27
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Location: Lake Macquarie, N.S.W., AustraliaDate: 2018-02-27
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Location: Sangamon Co. Il.Date: 2017-08-09
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2018-09-02Zinnia 032
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2018-09-02Zinnia 031
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Date: 2007-09-26
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Location: Cherokee County Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden, Jacksonville, TXDate: 2012-04-30
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Location: Indiana  Zone 5Date: 2012-08-16
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Location: western OregonDate: 2015-12-20
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Location: Carbon Hill, AL Date: 2016-06-20Butterfly on Zinnia
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2016-09-28Found these growing next to a soybean field
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Location: In my 8A garden.Date: 2016-06-136/13/2016
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Location: Test garden Date: 2017-05-05
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2017-08-04Zinnia 007
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2017-08-07Perfect Zinnia 003
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Location: Lake Macquarie, N.S.W., AustraliaDate: 2018-02-03grown from seed
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Date: 2018-07-13
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2017-01-19
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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 12, 2013 5:25 PM

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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