Zinnia

Zinnia

Light:

Sun

Type:

Annual

Height:

From 1 to 8 feet

Width:

1 foot wide

Flower Color:

Orange,
Pink,
Red,
White

Foliage Color:

Chartreuse/Gold

Seasonal Features:

Fall Bloom,
Summer Bloom

Problem Solvers:

Deer Resistant

Special Features:

Attracts Birds,
Cut Flowers,
Good for Containers,
Low Maintenance

Zones:

2-11

how to grow Zinnia

Propagation

Seed

more varieties for Zinnia

Benary's Giants Orange zinnia

Benary’s Giants Orange zinnia

Zinnia ‘Benary’s Giants Orange’ is an excellent cut flower with large, 4-inch-wide, double orange blooms. It grows 38 inches tall and 2 feet wide.

Magellan zinnia

Magellan zinnia

Zinnia ‘Magellan Mix’ bears double blooms in a wide range of shades including red, pink, yellow, orange, and white. It grows 16 inches tall.

Parasol zinnia

Parasol zinnia

Zinnia ‘Parasol Mix’ bears fully double, petal-filled flowers in a range of shades. It grows 12 inches tall.

Cut and Come Again zinnia

Cut and Come Again zinnia

Zinnia ‘Cut and Come Again’ is especially free flowering and bears double flowers in a range of bright colors on a 4-foot-tall plant.

Profusion White zinnia

Profusion White zinnia

Zinnia ‘Profusion White’ is an early-flowering selection with good disease resistance and white flowers all summer long. It grows 18 inches tall and 10 inches wide.

Scarlet Flame zinnia

Scarlet Flame zinnia

Zinnia ‘Scarlet Flame’ offers double red flowers on a vigorous, 42-inch-tall plant.

Zahara Coral Rose zinnia

Zahara Coral Rose zinnia

Zinnia ‘Zahara Coral Rose’ bears big flowers in a soft shade of pink. It’s a disease-resistant, heat-loving plant that grows 18 inches tall and wide.

Zahara Starlight Rose zinnia

Zahara Starlight Rose zinnia

Zinnia ‘Zahara Starlight Rose’ is a compact (to 18 inches tall and wide), award-winning selection with white flowers that have a distinct pink blush. It’s very disease-resistant.

Zahara White zinnia

Zahara White zinnia

Zinnia ‘Zahara White’ is a compact selection (to 18 inches tall and wide) with big white flowers. It’s a disease-resistant, heat-loving variety.

Zahara Yellow zinnia

Zahara Yellow zinnia

Zinnia ‘Zahara Yellow’ produces big flowers in a bright, bold color on a disease-resistant, heat-loving plant that grows 18 inches tall and wide.

plant Zinnia with

Spider Flower

Spider Flower

It’s amazing that the tall, dramatic spider flower is only an annual. Once temperatures warm up, it zooms to 4 feet or more plants very quickly and produces large balls of flowers with fascinating long seedpods that whirl out from it. Cut it for vases, but be aware that the flowers shatter easily after a few days. It typically self-seeds prolifically, so you only have to plant it once. Because it develops surprisingly large thorns, it’s best to keep spider flower away from walkways.Plant established seedlings in spring after all danger of frost has passed. Cleome does best in moderately rich, well-drained soil. Be careful about fertilizing or you’ll have extremely tall floppy plants. Group in clusters of 6 or more for best effect.

French Marigold

French Marigold

Just as you’d expect from something called French, these marigolds are the fancy ones. French marigolds tend to be frilly and some boast a distinctive “crested eye.” They grow roughly 8-12 inches high with a chic, neat, little growth habit and elegant dark green foliage.They do best in full sun with moist, well-drained soil and will flower all summer long. They may reseed, coming back year after year, in spots where they’re happy.

Salvia

Salvia

There are few gardens that don’t have at least one salvia growing in them. Whether you have sun or shade, a dry garden or lots of rainfall, there’s an annual salvia that you’ll find indispensable. All attract hummingbirds, especially the red ones, and are great picks for hot, dry sites where you want tons of color all season. Most salvias don’t like cool weather, so plant them outdoors after all danger of frost has passed.

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