Common zinnia is a member of the Zinnia family. Its botanical name is Zinnia elegans.
Zinnia elegans is the best known of the Zinnias and comes in a kaleidoscope of different colours. Cultivars produce either striped, speckled or bi-coloured blooms and are usually grown as annuals.Blooms normally display as a colour very similar to Blaze orange. Leaves usually appear in Grade 1 Paint Green colour. It is a flower and is treated mainly as an annual, so it grows best over the course of a single year. Normally growing to a mature height of 75.0 cm (2.44 feet), Common zinnia grows with a erect habit. If you would like to attract bees to your garden, consider growing this plant. Some varieties of Common zinnia you may like to consider growing are: California Giant, Mixed, Envy, Lilliput, and Giant Cactus Flowered Mix.
Mexico is believed to be where Common zinnia originates from.
Common zinnia is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!
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By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Common zinnia about 21 days before your last frost date .
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Common zinnia so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Common zinnia so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Common zinnia plants:
Misspellings: Zinna, Zinna elegans
19 May 2011
There are fancier cutting flowers, and even fancier zinnias, but this produced a long season of pink and coral blooms that are perfect for freshcut arrangements and attractive to pollinators.
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Popular varieties of Common zinnia
- California Giant
- Giant Cactus Flowered Mix
- Candy Cane Mix
- Benary's Giant Mix
- Dahlia Flowered Mixed Colors
- Dwarf Pumila Sprite
- Cut and Come Again Mix
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