Zinnia elegans

Botanical Name: Zinnia elegans

Common Name(s): Zinnia,

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Description:

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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Frost Sensitive
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Non Indigenous
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Regular Maintenance
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Full Sun
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Moderate Watering

Common Pests and Diseases
Susceptible to powdery mildew, leaf spots, root rots, blight and botrytis.
Flowers
Description:The daisy-like flowers may be single, semi-double or double, in shades of scarlet, rose, orange, yellow or white.They should flower 10 weeks from germination.
Foliage

Description: Foliage is velvet or fuzzy-textured.

Growth Rate
Moderate
Maintenance
To avoid mildew, do not wet the foliage when watering. Pinch back to encourage bushiness.
Origin
Mexico
Other Languages
Jakobregop (A)
Seed Sowing Instructions
Sow directly or in trays, germination temperature is 25°C and space seedlings 200mm apart.
Size
Height: 30 cm Spread: 70 cm
Uses in landscape design
Ideal for mixed borders, beds, cottage gardens, cutting gardens and containers.Zinnias prefer warm, dry climates.
When to Sow
Summer
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