Zinnia (Zinnia elegans)
Origins - S.W. of N. America, Mexico, Central, and South America.
Type - Annual (herbaceous).
Hardiness (see References, below) - N/a. Zinnia will grow in most Summer gardens.
Bloom - Summer, Fall.
Cultivation - Rich, well drained, neutral, alkaline, to mildly acidic soils. Sunny locations are best for keeping Zinnia in good shape.
Approx. up to 3 ft (90 cm).
Shady frequently wet soils might promote diseases such as mildew.
Propagation - By seeds, easiest, sow outdoors, after the last frost date.
Other - There are several different
cultivars of this attractive flower. Zinnia's blooms come in many different, yet all warm, bright and cheerful colors that are not just captivating to human, but also birds', and insect's eyes.
Easy to grow, highly desirable.
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