Zinnia pumila, Youth In Old Age
|Flowering in late summer when many other plants have peaked, Zinnias extend the blooming season and are popular for their easy culture and tremendous variety of flowers. Flower colors include bold and hot reds, oranges, and yellows, as well as soft pastel shades of apricot, rose, cream, light yellow, and lavender. Flowers are single or double, solid, bicolored, streaked or spotted, and plants come in many shapes and sizes. Dwarf plants start at 6 inches tall, while tall-growing varieties grow up to 3 feet. Use for bedding or mass plantings. Use dwarf varieties in edging and containers. The graceful narrow-leaved Zinnia is useful for naturalizing in rock gardens, containers, and hanging baskets. Seedlings resent root disturbance, so start in peat pots or sow directly only after ground has warmed. Avoid overhead watering to reduce mildew.
Popular in borders for their bright color, these flowers have leaves which may be smooth or tacky with sharp, stiff, flattened hairs.
Attributes - Zinnia acerosa
Plant Type: Perennial
Bloom Season: Early Summer through Late Summer
Flower Color: White
Height: 4 in. to 7 in.
Width: 10 in.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 9, 10, 11
Notes: Thrives in Hot Climates. Container Plants, Long Blooming, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Powdery Mildew.
Zinnia 'Canary Bird', Zinnia angustifolia 'Classic Golden Orange', Zinnia angustifolia 'Classic White', Zinnia elegans, Zinnia elegans 'Peter Pan', Zinnia elegans 'Peter Pan Orange', Zinnia elegans 'Thumbelina'