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Zinnia

Zinnias are easy to grow from seed and produce lovely colourful flowers from spring to first frosts. Zinnia elegans is the most common species which originates from Mexico. Height: 10-100 cm. (= 0.4 to 3 ft). Zinnia was named after the German botanist Johann Gottfried Zinn (1727–59). The Zinnia hybrid Profusion Series is a AAS Gold Medal winner.

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Zinnias thrive in hot weather and prefer full sun. Plant in fertile soil and feed and water regularly. Zinnia plants benefit from dead heading to prolong flowering.
Zinnias can be used as cut flowers. Cutting the flowers encourages lots more flowers to appear on the plant.
Flowers from spring up until the first frosts. Suitable for the front or the back of the border as the heights range from dwarf to tall.
Colours include white, orange, buff, yellow, pink, rose, red, purple, and gold. Some have combinations of these colours or have distinct markings like stripes or blotches.
USDA Hardiness zones: 3-10.
Zinnia is attractive to birds and butterflies. From 1931 to 1957, the zinnia was Indiana’s state flower. It was replaced by the peony.