Zinnias are one of the easiest annuals to grow, grow quickly, and bloom heavily. They make a massive burst of color in your garden.
They are warm season annual flowers that bloom with abandon and require only minimal care. It does not matter how hot the summer gets, zinnia plants just keep on blooming.
||18 to 24 inches
||June to frost
Planting and care
- Zinnia care may also include watering in the early morning, which allows the foliage and flowers ample time to dry off before nightfall
Zinnia F1 Elegans Purple care
- Zinnia leaves are opposite and usually stalkless (sessile), with a shape ranging from linear to ovate, and pale to middle green in color
- The flowers have a range of appearances, from a single row of petals to a dome shape, with the colors white, chartreuse, yellow, orange, red, purple, and lilac
- Zinnias seem especially favored by butterflies, and many gardeners add zinnias specifically to attract them
||Keep the soil moist, but not soggy, for young plants. Mature zinnias require less watering, as grown flowers are somewhat drought tolerant.
||Rich, well-drained soil
||25 to 40 degrees C
||Use any organic fertilizer
Zinnia F1 Elegans Purple special feature
Their easy culture, heat tolerance and colorful mid to late summer show, blooming hard when other annuals are spent, make them well worth exploring.
Zinnia F1 Elegans Purple uses
- Use in an annual or mixed border
- Smaller zinnias are suitable for edging, window boxes or other containers
- The narrow-leaf zinnia also works well in hanging baskets
- Zinnias are very popular for cut flowers