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Botanical Name: Zinnia elegans
Common Name(s): Zinnia,
Good background bedding and border plants, and excellent cut flowers. The daisy-like flowers may be single, semi-double or double, in shades of scarlet, rose, orange, yellow or white. Sow seed during summer directly or in trays; germination temperature is 25°C. Space seedlings 200mm apart; pinch back to encourage bushiness. They should flower 10 weeks from germination. To avoid mildew, do not wet the foliage when watering. Zinnias prefer warm, dry climates.
Family: – Asteraceae
Botanical Pronunciation: ZIN-ya ELL-eh-ganz
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Description: Foliage is velvet or fuzzy-textured.