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Zinnia

Botanical Name
Zinnia elegans
Hardiness
Half hardy annual
Height
6 to 36 inches
Width
15 to 24 inches
Flowers
Summer till frost: rose, apricot, red, white, violet, yellow, green, orange, bi-colors
Light
Full sun
Soil
Well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Space smaller varieties 6 to 8 inches apart and larger varieties at least 12 inches or more apart
  • Heat and drought tolerant
  • Deadhead for prolonged bloom
  • Full sun and proper spacing will help avoid powdery mildew
Problems
Powdery mildew, leaf spot, mites, Japanese beetles
Varieties
  • Thumbelina - less mildew
  • Profusion Series - good disease resistance, no deadheading
  • Zowie Yellow Flame - 2006 AAS winner, semi-double yellow tipped with orange center, 24-30"
  • Whirleygig & Zenith - cactus-flowered

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