Zinnia is a flower that is native to Mexico. It is a member of the Asteraceae family and its scientific name is Zinnia elegans. Plant is a popular garden plant because it is easy to grow and its brightly colored flowers add a touch of summertime cheer to any garden. Plant is a hardy plant that can tolerate a wide range of growing conditions. It is drought tolerant and does not require a lot of water or fertilizer to thrive. The zinnia is an annual plant, which means it will die off at the end of the growing season. However, it is easy to propagate from seed, so many gardeners choose to grow zinnias year after year.
Plant is not particular about soil type, but it does prefer well-drained soil.
Plant needs full sun to partial shade to bloom its best.
Plant is a drought-tolerant plant, so it does not need a lot of water. Once established, the zinnia can be allowed to dry out somewhat between watering.
A monthly application of a general-purpose fertilizer will keep the zinnia happy.
Plant can be propagated from seed. Sow the seeds indoors about six to eight weeks before the last frost date. Transplant the seedlings outdoors after the last frost date.
Plant will spread to about 12 inches (30 cm) wide.
Plant can grow to be about 36 inches (91 cm) tall.
Plant blooms from summer to fall.
Plant flower comes in a wide range of colors, including white, yellow, orange, pink, red, and purple.
Plant is a popular garden plant. Its brightly colored flowers add a touch of summertime cheer to any garden. It is also a popular cut flower.
Sow from February to March
Sow from March to June
Pests and Diseases:
Plant is a relatively pest and disease-free plant. However, it can be susceptible to powdery mildew and leaf spot if grown in humid conditions.