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Common zinnia 'Envy'  

Zinnia elegans

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Envy is a variety of Common zinnia which is a member of the Zinnia family. Its botanical name is Zinnia elegans 'Envy'. Leaves usually appear in   Fern green colour.

Zinnia envy produces a green flower with many petals. Zinnias belong to the sunflower tribe within the daisy family. The flowers have long stems that make them great for cut flowers, apart from looking good for a long time. Zinnia leaves are opposite and rough to the touch.

Envy grows as an Annual and is a Flower. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Normally growing to a mature height of 40.0 cm (1.30 feet), Envy grows with a erect-like habit.

Mexico is believed to be where Envy originates from.

Envy Common zinnia is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Envy have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Envy

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

A full sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water moderately. Envy is generally regarded as a tender plant, so remember to ensure that temperatures are mild before moving outdoors. USDA Hardiness Zone 3 to 10 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate). Envy needs a loamy and sandy soil with a ph of 5.5 to 7.0 (weakly acidic soil to neutral soil).

Growing Envy from seed

Aim to sow 0.25 inches (0.64 cm) deep and try to ensure a gap of at least 11.7 inches (30.0 cm).

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Envy about 21 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Envy

Envy is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Envy