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Zinnia elegans Growing Guide

How to Grow Common Zinnia in your Garden

Common Zinnia

Zinnias. Zinnia elegans photograph by Swallowtail Garden Seeds.


Zinnia elegans Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Zinnia elegans
  • Common Name: Common Zinnia
  • Growing Zone: USA: 3 to 10
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Annual

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 12 to 36
  • Plant Spread (Inches):
  • Time of Bloom: Summer and early autumn
  • Flower Details: Lavender, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, White, Yellow
  • Leaf Foliage: Green
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Upright / erect

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Medium paced
  • Suitable Soil Types: Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance: Medium
  • Propagation: Seed
  • How to Prune:
  • Pests: Japanese beetles
  • Diseases: Powdery mildew, leaf spots, root rots, blight and Botrytis

Further Information

  • Can Attract: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
  • Tolerant of: Black Walnut
  • Best Garden Use: Border, Container Garden, En masse, Rock garden, Seashore North American native
  • Family:
  • Closely Related Species:
  • Miscellaneous: Attracts butterflies, Suitable for cut flowers
  • Genus Detail: Zinnia
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here