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Zinnia in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Zinnia elegans

 

Zinnia

Zinnias are long flowering annual plants with bright coloured flowers, ranging from white yellow, orange, reds and purple. They can be singles, semi doubles or doubles and vary in size of bloom and height. They make a good cut flower from which the plant benefits by producing more blooms. Bees and butterflies are attracted to them.

 
plant Features
  • Zinnia likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Zinnia likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Zinnia is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Zinnia likes free draining

    Free draining

 
Similar plants are available to buy from 3 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Zinnia

Latin name

Zinnia elegans

type

Half-Hardy Annual

family

Asteraceae

ph

6.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Zinnia likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Zinnia is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Zinnia likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Zinnia likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Zinnia is 0.40meters x 0.90meters 0.40 M 0.90 M

Zinnia elegans

Zinnias are long flowering annual plants with bright coloured flowers, ranging from white yellow, orange, reds and purple. They can be singles, semi doubles or doubles and vary in size of bloom and height. They make a good cut flower from which the plant benefits by producing more blooms. Bees and butterflies are attracted to them.


Flowering Season

From Mid Summer TO Mid Autumn

Zinnias produce bright coloured flowers, ranging from white yellow, orange, reds and purple. They can be singles, semi doubles or doubles and vary in size of bloom and height. They make a good cut flower.

 

Propagation by seed

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Sow seed under glass in early spring about 6 weeks before the last frost, cover with a plastic bag or such and remove as soon as they appear, leave outside for a couple of weeks to harden them off before planting out.

 

Propagation by seed direct Spring

From Late Spring TO Late Spring

Sow seed directly into flowering site, or for a longer flowering period sow in succession, water sparingly unless very dry.

 

Planting Outdoors Spring

From Late Spring TO Early Summer

Plant out container grown plants when all sign of frost has passed.

 
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