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Common zinnia 'violet queen'

Zinnia elegans

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'violet queen' is a Common zinnia variety in the Zinnia genus with a scientific name of Zinnia elegans. violet queen 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), violet queen grows with a erect-like habit.

Mexico is believed to be where violet queen originates from.

violet queen 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 violet queen have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow violet queen

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that violet queen is thought of as tender, so it is really important to plant out well after your last frost date. Ideally plant in loamy and sandy soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 5.5 and 7.0 as violet queen likes to be in weakly acidic soil to neutral soil.

Growing violet queen from seed

Sow at a depth of approx. 0.25 inches (0.64 cm) and aim for a distance of at least 11.7 inches (30.0 cm) between Common zinnia plants.

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

Transplanting violet queen

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as violet queen is a tender plant.

Harvesting violet queen