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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.


Quick Zinnia elegans Growing and Care Guide

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

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 12 to 36
  • Plant Spread (Inches):
  • Time of Bloom: Summer and early autumn
  • Color of Bloom: Lavender, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, White, Yellow
  • Leaf Foliage Detail: Green
  • 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
  • Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • 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 Attact: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
  • Tolerant of: Black Walnut
  • Best used in: Border, Container Garden, En masse, Rock garden, Seashore North American native
  • Miscellaneous : Attracts butterflies, Suitable for cut flowers
  • Genus Detail: Zinnia
  • Further Reading: Here and Here



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