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Zinnia elegans/Garden Zinnia

Zinnia elegans / Zinnia elegans
A big bouquet of the common zinnias
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A big bouquet of the common zinnias

Large orange and pink flowers

Large, creamy-white flowers with frilly petals

A large white with slightly darker centers

An island planting of the dwarf flowering zinnias

Rosy-pink flowers

Zinnias are among the easiest of all annuals to grow provided that conditions are favorable -- full sunlight and well drained soils

A mass planting of a single color can make a strong impact in the summer landscape

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Scientific Name: Zinnia elegans
Common Name: Garden Zinnia
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: White, Yellow, Orange, Pink, Red, Purple, Various
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Comments: This is the classic zinnia that has been grown in gardens since the earliest of times. There have been numerous cultivars introduced that have larger flowers and more choices in flower colors. Zinnias need full sunlight and well drained soils and planted in positions with good air circulation. Otherwise, zinnias can have a problem with powdery mildew.